The most popular recipe for hot toddies on Food.com is Dr. Pat's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy recipe, which has five stars based on 42 user reviews. Dr. Pat's recipe calls for whiskey, honey, water and lemon juice. Hot toddies are also made with brandy or rum.
To make Dr. Pat's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy, add 2 ounces of whiskey, such as Jack Daniels, into a microwave-safe mug. Add 1 tablespoon of honey. Pour 4 ounces of hot tap water into the mug over the spoon used for the honey to ensure all drops of honey get into the drink. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and stir. Microwave for one minute or until the drink is piping hot, but not boiling. Add a slice of fresh lemon, and serve.
Another version of the hot toddy calls for 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey, brandy or rum; 1 tablespoon of honey; 1/4 lemon; 1 cup of hot water; and one teabag. Coat the bottom of a mug with the honey, and then add the liquor and lemon juice. Heat the water in a tea kettle, and add the teabag to make hot tea. Pour the tea in the mug over the liquor and honey. Stir, and serve.