Hot toddy for a cold pictured with a lemon and ginger on a tablecloth covered counter

Hot Toddy For a Cold

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Min
  • Yield: 1 Drink 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Heating
  • Cuisine: Comfort


If you are going to drink a cocktail when you are not feeling well, this should be the one. This soothing and spiced drink has flavors that comfort sore throats.



  • 8 oz of water
  • 2 Menthol Cough Drops
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger
  • 2 oz Fireball Whiskey
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 lemon wedge


  1. Heat water to boil in teapot or microwave
  2. In Irish coffee mug or other appropriate mugs, add cough drops, ginger, whiskey, and honey
  3. Once water is heated, add to mug
  4. Stir to help dissolve cough drops, 2-3 minutes
  5. Squeeze lemon wedge into drink
  6. Serve