A hot toddy is a mixed drink intended to help the user sleep or get over some mild discomfort. Although it may not be as effective, it can be made without the alcohol. The other ingredients may be enough to sooth a sore throat and cough.

Things You'll Need

Bring cold tap water to a boil in the tea pot.

Mix the honey and lemon juice in a large glass or mug. The amounts can be adjusted to suit to your taste.

Add the alcohol, then fill the glass with the hot water.


  • The lemon juice with break up mucus, the honey will coat and sooth the throat and kill bacteria and the alcohol will help kill whatever it is that you are coming down with.

  • The lemon, honey and alcohol amounts may be adjusted according to your tastes.

  • Best if done right before going to bed.

  • Can be repeted as needed untill you feel that you are getting better.

References and Resources

Epicurious: Hot Toddy