Chamomile-Honey Hot Toddy

In addition, I find steeping a fresh slice of ginger in the hot water for a few minutes is nice if you’re feeling congested.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) whiskey, bourbon, brandy, or dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (from 1/2 fresh lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup boiling hot water (or up to 1/2 cup, if you'd like your toddy to be less strong)
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • Lemon wheel, for garnish (optional)


1 Combine the liquor, lemon juice, and honey in a small mug.

Chamomile Hot Toddy

2 Add the hot water and stir until the honey dissolves.

3 Add the tea bag and steep for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea. Remove the tea bag and garnish with a fresh lemon.

Enjoy in bed with a favorite book.

Chamomile Hot Toddy