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.
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.