Recipes: Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

GrandMa Great’s Hot Toddy Cold Remedy
I’m not sure where we got this recipe, but it’s a Holland favorite. We’ve used it on several occasions and it truly works on a sore throat and helps you rest during a cold.

We think Gary found it in his GrandMa Great’s papers. So we’re going to attribute it to her.

Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients

  • 2 oz Jack Daniels Whiskey (not Jack Daniels Honey)
  • 1 tblspn honey
  • 1 tspn lemon juice
  • 4 oz water


  • Pour Jack Daniels into a hot safe mug and set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, heat the water to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and add the lemon and honey.
  • Stir until honey is dissolved in the water. 
  • Pour heated mixture into the mug with the Jack Daniels and stir.
  • Add a slice of Lemon or a cinnamon stick if desired

Serve hot, and enjoy, preferably while you’re under a nice warm blanket!
You might also like Maw Stoots’s recipe to Rum out a  Cold.


  • Any whiskey brand will do.
  • You can divide the water measurement into
    • 1 oz lemon juice
    • with 3 oz water
  • Instead of a lemon you can use lime. But don’t use orange.
  • You can stir with cinnamon sticks.
  • Honey is a natural antiseptic and cough suppressant. It’s the one thing you shouldn’t trade out in your hot toddy.

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