Day 2 of 12 - Hot Toddy Tea Recipe

Day 2 of 12 - Hot Toddy Tea Recipe

Day 2: Hot Toddy Tea

Tis the season for the cold and flu. This easy Hot Toddy recipe is great whether you feel yourself getting sick or you just need a warm evening pick me up! With warm cinnamon, tea, honey, lemons, and whiskey - this drink is a game changer.

A typical Hot Toddy is typically made with hot water - however we take it up a notch by using hot Lemon Souffle tea. This caffeine-free Lemon Souffle tea adds the perfect bright citrus flavor without keeping you up.

While any hot liquid is soothing for a sore throat - the addition of honey and lemon help soothe your cough and congestion and whiskey is a great decongestant. From helping to relieve cold symptoms to warming you up on a cold night - tis the time of year for a Hot Toddy!


(Makes 1 serving)

  • 1 Large Infuser or Disposable Paper Tea Bags
  • 1 TBSP Loose-Leaf Lemon Souffle Tea
  • 1 Cup Filtered Water
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 Lemon, Juiced


  1. In a small sized sauce pan, add 1 cup of water.
  2. Boil the water in a small sized pot on the stove.
  3. Turn off the heat.
  4. Add 1 tbsp Lemon Souffle tea in a large infuser basket or disposable, fillable tea bag.
  5. Submerge infuser or tea bag and steep for 7 minutes.
  6. Add your cinnamon stick in the tea.
  7. Remove the infuser or tea bag.
  8. Add in the honey and stir until completely dissolved.
  9. In a large mug, squeeze in the juice of half of a lemon.
  10. Add in 2oz of Whiskey.
  11. Pour in your tea with the cinnamon stick for garnish.
  12. Enjoy while warm!


This drink can easily be made alcohol-free! Just skip the whiskey step and enjoy all the delicious flavors and benefits of this drink without the alcohol.

If you're looking for a caffeine boost and a little extra holiday cheer, use our Holiday Spice tea instead!

The earlier you add the cinnamon stick, the bolder the cinnamon flavor. If you enjoy a bold cinnamon flavor, add the cinnamon stick when you first begin boiling your water. We don't recommend the use of ground cinnamon as it will add a gritty texture to the drink.

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