The Story Behind The Bulleit Rye Hot Toddy

A classic Hot Toddy is smooth, simple, and satisfying. Best enjoyed during the evening curled up next to a fireplace, this cold-weather classic can easily be reimagined with a bit more spice for an unexpected finish. Bulleit Rye as the base adds complexity with its high-rye recipe and notes of vanilla, honey, and spice. To mix, add Bulleit Rye, Demerara sugar, and lemon juice to a glass mug, top with boiling water, and stir to combine. For a crisp garnish, add a clove-studded lemon peel.

This recipe is sponsored by Bulleit


  • 1 1/3 ounces Bulleit Rye
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 lemon twist
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Demerara or fine brown sugar
  • Hot water


  1. To begin, fill up a mug with fresh boiling water and let stand.
  2. While mug is warming up, cut a lemon twist and stud it with cloves.
  3. Next, throw out the water in the mug and add fresh boiling water.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of Demerara or fine brown sugar and stir to dissolve.
  5. Add lemon and clove garnish and 1/4 ounce lemon juice and stir.
  6. Finally, add 1 1/3 ounces of Bulleit Rye and stir a final time.

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Updated: 2022-01-08

Simple but always satisfying, this Hot Toddy from Bulleit is the ideal sipper for an evening curled up next to a fireplace.