Hot Toddy Recipe for a Cold

HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I’m under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that’s easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup! Once you learn how to make a Hot Toddy, you’ll be able to soothe your cold in no time!

HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I'm under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that's easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!

Hot Toddy Recipe (to help cure the cold)

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a hot toddy…it’s so easy! This hot toddy recipe is the perfect warm sip to sooth a sore throat or cough.

It’s cold and flu season! I get a killer head cold EVERY SINGLE WINTER. If I have to choose between drinking a cap-full of grape flavored cough syrup or drinking this Hot Toddy for a Cold, I think you know what I’m choosing.

Yes, Dimetapp seemed to taste pretty good as a kid, but this warm cocktail is the cure for a cold in the over 21 crowd.

This Hot Toddy Recipe for a Cold is soothing, delicious, and super easy. I don’t recommend it as an actual cure (I’m not claiming to be a doctor :), but it sure does seem to help.

This Hot Toddy Recipe is just what the doctor ordered for all of us over the age of 21 (aren’t we lucky!).

HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I'm under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that's easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!

HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I'm under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that's easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!

Is a Hot Toddy good for a cold?

Yes! The warmth of the drink & ingredients can really soothe your sore throat & cough symptoms.

This Hot Toddy Recipe has made an appearance at our house more that a handful of times this Winter.

When you have a baby in daycare…you have to learn all the tricks to stay healthy. Sometimes when I feel so sick and disgusting and lazy, and the only words being exchanged at our house are “bless you” and “leave me alone”. We have had a doozy of a cold and flu season this year and this Hot Toddy has gotten me through! Once Henry is in bed for the night, it’s time for Mommy to feel better too!

This Hot Toddy Recipe is the only drink that gets me through. This and a nice bowl of soup. You understand. And on days we aren’t sick…I still crave both recipes as well.

How do you make a Hot Toddy?

This Hot Toddy recipe is easy to make, which is great because you’re probably not feeling that well while making it. All you need is a few soothing ingredients, a microwave, and about 5 minutes!

Hot Toddy Ingredients:

  • Whiskey (good quality)
  • Hot Water
  • Honey
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Juice

How to Make a Hot Toddy:

  1. Mix whiskey, water, & lemon juice
  2. Microwave 1 minute (until hot)
  3. Stir in honey (& ginger for an extra kick to that cold)

Now drink up! This hot toddy for your cold will warm you up and soothe your throat in no time. It’s the perfect thing to drink at bedtime to help you get some sleep.

HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I'm under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that's easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!

This Hot Toddy Recipe is the perfect remedy

This Hot Toddy Recipe for a cough is just so much more tasty than medicine!

I’m no doctor, and I definitely don’t claim that this will take the place of real medicine, BUT I do think a cold remedy hot toddy will make you feel better. There’s something about the warm water, honey, lemon, and whiskey to cure any blues.

Or at least make you think you feel better. Being sick is no excuse for not enjoying yourself! In fact, this is a comforting cocktail whether or not you’re stricken with the winter cold and flu blues. We don’t discriminate. This Hot Toddy is sure to comfort anyone and everyone (except children under the age of 18) :)

Hot Toddy for Coughing

If you find yourself searching “Hot Toddy For Cough”…I’m here for you. This cocktail a day keeps the doctor away. Or at least makes the time until you can see a doctor a little more enjoyable.

Cold and Flu season is such a mess and such a drain on families. This Hot Toddy Recipe isn’t sure to cure anything, but I know it can lift some spirits while soothing your throat. Guaranteed to help with coughs and sore throats. Whiskey is good like that! If you need a hot sip of something soothing on a cold day, this recipe is your ticket. GO AWAY Cold and Flu Season!

Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy

If you aren’t 21, don’t worry! You can still enjoy this hot drink to help soothe your cold. Just make this hot toddy recipe without the whiskey. You’ve still got the hot water, lemon, and honey to remedy those cold symptoms.

HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I'm under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that's easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!

 

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See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make a Hot Toddy Recipe for a Cough. Feel better!

4.19 from 11 votes
The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! Our family swears by this for getting over head colds. Plus it's delicious and must tastier than cough syrup!
Hot Toddy Recipe for a Cold
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I’m under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that’s easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces whiskey or bourbon Get some pretty good quality. You're sick! You deserve the best!
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 ounces water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cube crystallized ginger optional
  • 1 slice fresh lemon as garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix together whiskey, water, and lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, or until is is piping hot.
  3. Stir in the honey and drop in the ginger if adding.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice and enjoy, you and your cold deserve it!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Hot Toddy Recipe for a Cold
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 26g
Vitamin C 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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The Chunky Chef
This is perfect timing, as I'm nursing a cold at the moment. I could go for about 2 BIG mugs of this delicious looking hot toddy!
    Becky Hardin
    I hope it helps! Or at least keeps you happier while not feeling good :)
Malinda Linnebur
Oh man! If I wasn't still pregnant I so would have done this, I just got over a nasty head cold!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
Ohhh, I am so excited about this! Well, I prefer we do not get sick, but at least I can enjoy myself if that time comes!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Knock on wood I haven't gotten sick recently, but totally saving this for when it happens!
Sylvie
Oh I bet that's an instant mood lifter when you're sick!
Cookin Canuck
I might have to pretend I'm sick just so I can justify drinking one of these in the middle of the day. :) Gorgeous photos!
eat good 4 life
I totally love this. Homemade remedies are the best!!
Kristyn
Great idea!
Kacie
Those glasses are beyond beautiful! Where can I buy these?
    Becky Hardin
    Hi Kacie! I got them from West Elm. The brand is called Bodum.
      Kacie
      Thanks! I can't wait to make a Hot Toddy in these glasses!
SJ Toon
I am not much of a cook either but I do have a nasty head and chest cold. I have Ginger powder and used some in my toddy. Could you tell me what crystalized Ginger is? I am more a wine drinker so this is not as tasty as I would like but I wonder if the crystalized Ginger would make it taste better. Thanks.
    Becky Hardin
    It's a dried ginger that has been crystalized, it can be found in the spice aisle just like the ginger powder. It has kind of a zippy taste and works really well in cocktails. Hope this drink helps your cold!
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