Compilations of hot toddy recipes are available on websites such as About.com and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Examples of their offerings include recipes for classic hot toddy, ginger toddy, apple toddy, chai toddy and chamomile toddy.
A classic hot toddy recipe calls for a dark liquor, such as whiskey, brandy or rum. Other common ingredients include honey, lemon juice and hot water, with optional additions such as tea or spices. Variations may utilize maple syrup or brown sugar instead of honey or incorporate ingredients such as butter or cream for a richer taste. Alternatively, some recipes substitute the more traditional liquor selections with less conventional ones, such as gin and tequila.