The winter season can be tough when it comes to staying away from germs. 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 it!

Please note that the adult version contains alcohol and we also include a kids/non-alcoholic version of the recipe.

Hot Toddy Recipe to Feel Better Fast

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

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.

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Hot Toddy Recipe for Colds and Flu

Feeling under the weather? This old fashioned hot toddy will help you feel better - fast, and with all natural ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Sara Borgstede


  • 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!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

Kids & Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy Recipe

  • 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.

Hot Toddy Recipe for Colds And Flu

Pour hot water in a large mug.

Add in whiskey, honey and lemon juice. Stir.

Hot Toddy Recipe for Colds And Flu

Add in lemon slice and cinnamon sticks.

Slowly drink, enjoy and feel better!


What are your favorite natural remedies for colds and flu?

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