The hot toddy is a classic winter drink, and it’s perfect for everything from warming up after a day of skiing to soothing your throat if you have a cold.
In its most basic form, a hot toddy is made with either whiskey or bourbon, hot water, honey, and lemon juice. It’s a simple cocktail, but it has long provided artistically inclined bartenders inspiration for other warming beverages. In other words, the hot toddy is endlessly customizable.
Wondering how to spice up your next toddy? We asked a handful of top mixologists to provide their spin on the classic drink. Here are six modern versions you can make at home.