The Story Behind The Jameson Hot Toddy

Hot Toddies are a night changer. They’re endlessly customizable, warming, and the first sip can take you from being in a state of sickness to feeling like a human again. When it comes to preparing your own, there’s one standout brand that can turn a Hot Toddy into something extra special: Jameson Irish Whiskey.

You’re probably most familiar with hot Jameson drinks from Irish Coffees. Windswept Ireland is no stranger to needing a stiff, warm drink, but coffee isn’t always the best choice. That’s where the Hot Toddy comes in — after all, if the legends are to be believed, it was an Irish doctor named Robert Bentley Todd who invented the Hot Toddy.

If you don’t have any Jameson with you, head to the store now. Here’s how to make a Jameson Hot Toddy.


  • 4 ounces hot water
  • 1 1/2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 bar spoon honey
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Optional: Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and anise


  1. Add everything but the water into a mug.
  2. Pour hot water over the top, stir.
  3. Garnish with lemon.

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Updated: 2018-09-27

The Jameson Hot Toddy Recipe