Nothing lifts your spirits and soothes your soul like the warmth of a cozy hot toddy as the winter chill sets in. Hot toddies are the ideal beverage to add heat to the season, whether sipping them while hosting a warm party with friends or relaxing after a hard day. 

This blog highlights a few traditional hot toddy recipes along with some fascinating variants to set the tone of your winter evenings.

The Classic Hot Toddy

Let’s go over the time-tested, traditional hot toddy recipe once more before we get into the variants. This is usually a heated mixture of lemon juice, honey, hot water, and your preferred alcohol (usually bourbon or whiskey). These components work together to provide a pleasant and healing experience in addition to warming you up.

Hot Toddy Variations

Toddy Sea Buckthorn:

  • Bring the distinct and zesty aromas of sea buckthorn to your hot toddy.
  • For a concentrated hit of zesty deliciousness, make a sea buckthorn tea or use a sea buckthorn syrup.
  • Pair the sea buckthorn with a fruity, light liquor such as vodka or gin.
  • For an extra layer of fragrance, garnish it with a twist of orange peel.

Toddy with Spiced Apple Cider:

  • Change the traditional hot water for warm spiced apple cider to elevate it.
  • Add a shot of your favorite whiskey, a cinnamon stick, and a sprinkle of nutmeg to create a cozy combination.
  • Sea buckthorn syrup can improve the overall flavor profile by adding a citrus zing.

Sea Buckthorn Ginger Lemon Toddy:

  • First, make a strong ginger-lemon tea.
  • Introduce sea buckthorn’s unique flavor with a puree or syrup.
  • Add honey and a dash of black rum or bourbon to amp up the heat.
  • A sprinkling of candied ginger for an additional heat.

Fresh Mint Toddy:

  • Start by adding some fresh mint leaves to your hot toddy.
  • Use peppermint tea as a base for extra cooling benefits.
  • Enhance the taste profile with a dash of green chartreuse.

Try these hot toddy variants for a pleasant and flavorful journey this winter. However, don’t miss out on the Seaberry Hot Toddy drink for a nutritional and heartwarming experience. 

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to enjoy the comforting embrace of winter as the fragrant vapor from these hot toddies surrounds you. Cheers to the comforting glow of a well-made hot toddy and the delight of experimenting!