Classically speaking, a hot toddy involves some liquor (often whiskey), hot water, honey, lemon, spices, and some variations from there. The idea is that it’s a bit healthy, a bit boozy—the perfect cold-weather soother, especially if you’re suffering from any of the myriad illnesses that often make the rounds during said weather.
But the drink is also just fun when the temperature drops. A common question around Tip Top HQ this time of year is, “Will it toddy?” And reader, we have done the research. After some careful consideration, a good bit of trial and error, and more than a few taste tests, we’ve determined that the Old Fashioned, Bee’s Knees, and Negroni are the most toddy-able of our tiny, delicious cocktails.
And now, you can enjoy them, too. Here’s how:
1. The Classic Hot Toddy
1 can of Old Fashioned + squeeze of a lemon wedge + top with hot water
2. The Bee’s Knees Toddy
1 can of Bee’s Knees + cinnamon stick + top with hot water
3. The Negroni Toddy
1 can of Negroni + squeeze of orange + top with hot water