Portuguese Hot Toddy

A hot toddy,  is an old time drink remedy to relieve symptoms of a cold and flu. It’s usually made of liquor, and hot water with sugar and spices and served hot.

My recipe is made using 1920 Portuguese Brandy but you can substitute it with your favorite brandy or whiskey. My mother often made this with coffee instead of tea and left out the lemon.

The recipe may be old fashioned but it works! Enjoy and stay warm!


1 oz 1920 Brandy

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 cup of hot tea (any favorite)

1 slice of lemon

1 sugar stick (optional for stirring)

1 stick of cinnamon (optional for stirring)



Pour the whiskey and honey into a cup. Add the hot tea and lemon juice.

Stir and add the lemon slice. Drink while still hot.


Coffee version:

1 oz 1920 Brandy

1 tablespoon honey

1 cup hot coffee


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