Despite a long, relatively unknown history, the Hot Toddy easily claims the "Best Winter Cocktail" throne. And what's not to love about the classic Hot Toddy recipe, or one of the many modern Hot Toddy recipes we've dreamed up? The hot toddy is what you need to drink when you have a cough, cold, or a sore throat. The combination of tea, whiskey (or brandy, depending on your preference), and honey has a long and storied history as a cure all for the common cold. If you’re wondering, yes, the type of whiskey that you use matters, as do all the other variations for the perfect hot toddy recipe. Look no further for all the recipes you could ask for from Hennessy, to cinnamon, to grapefruit, to everything in between.