Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have been making this Rum Toddy for many years. This is good on cold days, a cold or a sore throat. I am not suggesting it is a cure, but it is tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To a large heavy duty cup or glass, add rum, honey, lemon juice, 1/2 lemon rind, and nutmeg. Stand cinnamon stick in the cup.
  2. Pour the boiling water and stir well to blend.
  3. Adjust honey to suit your sweetness and adjust lemon juice to suit your taste.
  4. Sip slowly and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This was excellent!! I didn't have rum on hand, so I substituted with crown royal maple whiskey.. and it was delicious!!! My hubby had to crawl to bed after this one and didn't seem to notice his flu anymore..hahaha :)

Shelly G. February 16, 2014

I've tried several hot toddy recipes over the past two decades (yes, I am over 38). Had an uncomfortable chest cold with aggravating 'cough' which Robitussin TM seemed to barely manage.

Was wallowing in self-pity watching some pointless program when I had an inspiration. "What inspiration?" you may ask...

I googled "Hot Rum Toddy" as I was in Cuba earlier this year and was not in mood for a 'Cuba Libre'. Found Uncle Bill's Hot rum toddy concoction. Although I had no nutmeg, I did have the fresh lemon, great Canadian organic honey, of course the essential CUBAN dark rum, and whatever else his recipe prescribed.

One drink later, feeling fine and gotta' admit, I lessened the honey amount (too sweet for me, used teasppons) and on a scale of 1-5, this is easily a 4.5

Why so high? If it wasn't good I wouldn't have taken the time to post this comment!


(Qiviuq leaves post to make round #2...)

qiviuq September 01, 2012

I have tried several hot rum recipes, and didn't like any of them. I thought at first I wouldn't like this one, but after playing around with the honey and lemon, it turned out really good! thanks for the recipe.

half yank December 04, 2007

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