Hot toddy drink (apple orange rum punch) for Christmas and winter holidays
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Hot Toddy Tea Recipe

A traditional hand-me-down recipe to warm the body. You can customize the recipe according to your taste.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Steeping time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Hot Toddy Tea
Appliance: Stove, Electric Kettle
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teabag preferably, black tea
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1.5 ounce whiskey, brandy, or rum
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 cloves


  • Add the spices to the water and bring them to a boil. Let the teabag steep in this spiced water for 5 minutes. 
  • Strain into a saucepan and stir in the honey. Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon. 
  • Pour into cups. Hold a spoon upside down over the mug and pour in the alcohol. Your hot toddy tea is ready! 


This is a basic recipe that you can adapt to your taste. Use the alcohol you like, change the amount of honey or lemon till you hit the flavor you love.