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November 2 2012

Tea Hot Toddy Recipe

A warm, comforting mug of something is just the thing as the chilly nights draw in, and this sweet tea hot toddy is an ideal companion on bonfire night, or a cosy evening in with good company (or an equally good book). It is remarkably simple to make, and a tea-total version using hot apple juice instead of alcohol is just as tasty.

What you’ll need:

  • Black Tea, 2 tsp per cup – we used our Winter Spice blend, but you can try using any black tea – Chai would be delicious too!
  • Honey
  • A lemon or two
  • Cinnamon sticks – not essential, but we love using them
  • Whisky – we used a deep, smoky scotch, but bourbon or any other dark spirit like Brandy or Rum would taste great (Cider Brandy especially!)

Steep the tea just as you would for a normal brew, we brewed Winter Spice for three and a half minutes in a teapot. Fill your mugs (or Irish Coffee glasses, swoon) with tea to just over 2/3 full. To each mug squeeze in half a lemon, 1 tbsp honey and stir. Then add 1 shot of alcohol and snap in half a cinnamon stick. Give everything a good muddle, and enjoy. Really hits the spot.


  • Posted November 04, 2012 at 8:35 pmUrvashi Roe says:

    Saw this during the week and meant to pop by and leave you a comment about how fab it is. Thanks so much for sharing xx

    • Posted November 06, 2012 at 3:01 pmThe Gilded Teapot says:

      Thank you for your kind words! We always love your recipes x

  • Posted October 30, 2013 at 12:29 amBeverly Mills says:

    Would it be possible for me to use a copy of your first image for a non-commercial blog on “Making a Hot Toddy to Relieve the Common Cold?” It is a project being completed for a college course.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Posted October 30, 2013 at 9:57 amThe Gilded Teapot says:

      Of Course, Beverly – that is absolutely fine. Best of luck with your blog!

  • Posted October 30, 2013 at 2:55 amBeverly Mills says:

    I saw that I was not very specific. The image I am referring to is from The Gilded Teapot, November 2, 2012. It’s the first image on the page: reference: .

    May I use the photo and reference your site? Thank you.

  • Posted October 30, 2013 at 6:01 pmBeverly Mills says:

    Thank you very much! It’s a wonderful photo!




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