Feeling Cold? Here’s How To Make Comforting Hot Toddy At Home

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Feeling Cold? Here’s How To Make Comforting Hot Toddy At Home

In the world of cocktails that are made using rum, whisky, gin, and other liquors, have you ever tried toddy? No? Then you are surely missing out on something amazing. Toddy is a spiced alcoholic beverage that is famous in the southern parts of India. The drink is mildly intoxicating and is the best one to try in the winter. The alcoholic drink is made using whisky. There is nothing more comforting than a hot toddy on a cold winter night, for sure.

How To Make Hot Toddy At Home

Toddy can be made in a matter of minutes and in the comfort of your own home. Don’t know how? Well, here is a simple recipe for you: 


  1. 30 ml rum
  2. 30 ml brandy
  3. 120 ml boiling water
  4. 1 cinnamon stick
  5. 1 star anise

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Procedure To Make Hot Toddy

Follow these simple steps to make a hot toddy in just a few minutes. 

  1. Take a glass and add brandy to it. 
  2. Add rum and hot water to it and stir.
    The next step is to add cinnamon and star anise to it. 
  3. Stir once more. 
  4. Here is a hot cup of toddy ready for you!
hot toddy
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Toddy, on the other hand, is a simple drink that welcomes personalization. You can add a teaspoon of honey to this drink to add a tinge of sweetness to it if you wish to. You can also replace whisky with bourbon. The cinnamon stick is optional as such, but we would recommend you add it as it brings in the warmth that the drink is known for. If you are a fan of maple syrup, feel free to add a dash of it and enjoy the flavour. You can obviously play around with the ingredients according to your taste buds and preferences. Another tip is that you can add spices of your choice to it and give it your own explicit touch. You might also add a dash of lemon to it. 

hot toddy
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Do let us know if you try this recipe or you have a variant.

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