Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Delicious hot drink for what ails you.


  1. Place a silver spoon in a heavy Old Fashion glass or heat-proof mug to prevent cracking.
  2. Add rum, sugar, cloves and lemon slice.
  3. Fill with boiling water.
  4. Stir and serve.
  5. Note: Hot Buttered Toddy: Add 1 TBS of butter before pouring in boiling water.


Most Helpful

The Hot toddy was a little too strong for tender Char:) I used 2 oz. of rum. It reminded me of dad giving me brandy in a tbsp. to drink when I was little, not too little, lol, and I would make a very funny face. Hahaha:) You got back old memories, Auntie Bev, with this recipe:)

Charishma_Ramchandani April 05, 2003

I was so cold all day I couldn't warm up! The thought of my Dad giving me a hot toddy when I was a little girl came to mind! This was good, didn't taste like I remember because all I had was rum and I think Dad used whiskey, but it did the trick - warmed me up! :-)

Sandra S. December 09, 2010

This was VERY strong. Next time I would cut the rum in half. I did like the clove and lemon.

mary winecoff December 31, 2007

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