The winter season can be tough when it comes to staying away from germs. We keep this hot toddy recipe for coughs, colds, and flu symptoms close by during this season. Are you looking for a delicious, healthy drink that will make you feel better ASAP? This Hot Toddy recipe to feel better fast will do the trick every time.
Note – this post is not intended as a replacement for medical advice. If you are sick, follow your doctor’s instructions. Updated January, 2020.
Is a Hot Toddy Good for a Cough?
Please note that the adult version of this Hot Toddy Recipe contains alcohol and we also include a kids/non-alcoholic version of the recipe.
I remember my mom making a Hot Toddy for my dad when he was sick with a winter cold.
As kids, they let us try a sip and we thought it tasted awful! Try our non-alcoholic recipe version below, which is tasty for kids to enjoy.
How Does a Hot Toddy Work?
The benefits of a hot toddy are not just psychological, as this article from Smithsonian explains.
The Mayo clinic recommends warm drinks to sooth a sore throat. The warmth of whiskey helps with sleep. Lemon and cinnamon have natural healing properties. Honey coats the throat and boosts the immune system.
The honey in a hot toddy can even help ease a cough and sore throat.
Of course if you are still feeling under the weather in a day or two, we recommend you seek treatment from a doctor or medical professional.
Hot Toddy Recipe to Feel Better Fast
How to make a hot toddy for a cold?
This hot toddy recipe is what we drink to stop a cough and fast. Are you wondering how to make the perfect hot toddy? This Hot Toddy Recipe to feel better will help soothe a sore throat and induce sleep.
Hot Toddy Recipe for Colds and Flu
- 1 cup of hot water or hot tea or lemonade
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Lemon slices optional
- 2 cinnamon sticks optional
- 1/2 oz Whiskey
- Heat liquid of choice
- Add honey, lemon, whiskey
- Stir till combined
- add lemon slices and cinnamon sticks (optional)
- Slowly drink, enjoy and feel better!
Kids & Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy Recipe
This easy non alcoholic hot toddy recipe for cough is great for kids.
- 1 cup hot water, mild hot tea or lemonade.
- 1 T honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Lemon slices and cinnamon sticks, optional
Follow directions as above.
Pour hot water in a large mug.
Add in whiskey, honey and lemon juice. Stir.
Add in lemon slice and cinnamon sticks.
Slowly drink, enjoy and feel better!
This hot toddy recipe works for our family, but I’m not a doctor and cannot promise any kind of results.
What are your favorite remedies for a cough, colds and flu?
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