Hot Toddy Mocktail

This time of year often leaves people feeling achy from all the stress of the holidays.  It’s also cold and flu season.  Sometimes you just want a warm soothing beverage without the alcohol too.  Sometimes, not so much.

I met my high school buddies for brunch right before Christmas  Several of the gals had felt like they were on the verge of getting sick.  My friend Chris ordered a Hot Toddy, with the brandy, but I figured why not make that same drink without the alcohol and extra points.

Basically a hot toddy is made with a brandy and sweetened with honey, and balanced with fresh lemon juice. This combination is then warmed with a cup of tea, apple cider, or just plain hot water.  Adding additional spices, such as nutmeg or star anise creates a nice spicy taste, especially if you choose to make it nonalcoholic, like mine.

Hot Toddy Mocktail Recipe


Hot Toddy Mocktail Recipe


Hot Toddy Mocktail Recipe

Hot Toddy Mocktail
Author: Nosh My Way
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • 7 oz hot black tea
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 or three whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • Lemon slice for garnish
  1. In a nice big coffee mug, add the honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves,
  2. Pour the hot tea over the spices and serve with a lemon slice on top.
  3. Top the lemon slice with one star anise.
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Sit back, relax and enjoy this smooth and warming beverage no matter what time of day!

Have a great day!



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Hot Toddy Mocktail — 11 Comments

  1. This sounds like a wonderful cold weather drink, and I’m sure it would make me feel better when I’m sick! 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  2. This sounds VERY refreshing!! My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! It doesn’t mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! 🙂 Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
    Thanks, Cindy 🙂

    • Thanks Cindy. It was a great tasting drink. thanks for the invite to your linky party. If I get a chance I will definitely link up.

  3. This sounds perfect for the cold Seattle weather!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness 🙂

  4. Marlene, this is wonderful… Was going through the links of the party today to find my host favorite and saw this drink again…. It is going to be featured as my host favorite. I did add some nutmeg to mine…. So yummy. Thanks for sharing. Love it.

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