10 Hot Toddy Recipes To Warm You Right Up On A Cold Winter's Night & Make You Forget About The Snow

It's cold, windy, and everyone's got a cold or the flu — it's just the many gifts of winter in most places. But that also gives us a great excuse to stay in, watch some Netflix, and curl up with a warm mug filled with something special. Consider making that mug of yum one filled with a warm hot toddy, which isn't just hot (like it says in the name), boozy, and delicious, but it's also known as an old-fashioned nighttime cold remedy, according to some sources. 

This is one cocktail that can definitely do it all — and with more than just the usual recipe. Check out these new twists on the hot toddy to keep you healthy and warm this winter.

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Whiskey Hot Tea Toddy

The traditional hot toddy recipe looks very much like this delicious one from The Kitchn. All you need: Hot tea, lemon, honey, whiskey, and spices. As Victoria Moore writes in the book How to Drink, “The vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe, the alcohol to numb.”

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Gin Hot Toddy

Add a splash of gin to your hot toddy, and watch the good times roll. The Kitchn shows you how with this creative cocktail.

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Gingerbread Hot Toddy

Gingerbread, molasses, and bourbon is super soothing and will keep you warm. Thanks, Jelly Toast!

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Maple Hot Toddy

This toasty treat from Adventures in Cooking heats your cup up with black tea, whiskey (or brandy), maple syrup, and mulled spices. 

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Gingery-Appley Hot Toddy

Add a dash of ginger, a pinch of lemon, a heaping of honey, and glugs of bourbon to Martinelli’s Apple Choice, and you’ve got this soothing cocktail from A Cozy Kitchen.

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Tequila Hot Toddy

Put some extra hotness in your hot toddy with this margarita-like mashup from The Kitchn. No tea required, lemon replaced with lime, and all the spices you desire will kick your winter night up a notch.

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Chai Hot Toddy

You don’t have to stick to just whiskey for a hot toddy. This Kitchen Confidante creation uses a glorious combo of chai tea and Kahlúa.

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Apple & Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy

Infuse some bourbon with apple and cinnamon, and then pair it with some Irish Breakfast tea for this warm and spicy drink from So…Let’s Hang Out.

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Pumpkin Hot Toddy

Still in the mood for pumpkin spice? This Mom…What’s For Dinner? recipe will bring a taste of fall to your winter with some Captain Morgan, pumpkin spice, and whipped cream.

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Persimmon-Bourbon Hot Toddy

The sweetness of the persimmon is balanced with the bite of the bourbon and lemon in this drink from The Simple Fare. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for an extra kick.

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