FoodNetwork.com's recipe for Hot Toddy is a simple recipe for a warm milk toddy. This toddy incorporates vanilla and malt powder for a cappuccino-like flavor. HomeMadeMommy.net's recipe for South African hot toddy is a spicier version of the drink.
To make Food Network's hot toddy, heat 2 pints of milk and 3 to 6 shots of whisky in a saucepan. Whisk in 4 tablespoons of malt powder, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 scored and scraped vanilla bean pods and seeds. Pour into four glasses, and use a cappuccino frother to create a frothy top, if desired.
For a South African hot toddy, mix 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 or 2 ounces of whisky in a saucepan. Then warm it until the edges of the mixture begin to scald. Add 1/4 teaspoon each of turmeric and cinnamon if desired. Pour into a mug, and serve immediately.
It is possible to adjust the proportions of whisky, sugar and other flavorings to suit the cook's personal taste. Another recipe for a warm milk toddy calls for 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tablespoon of brandy. The brandy in this recipe is optional, and this recipe may be used for a non-alcoholic toddy.