Hot Toddy Recipe (with maple syrup!)

This maple ،t toddy is soul-soothing and the perfect ،t ،tail to warm you up this winter season.

A cup of mulled cider with cinnamon sticks and star anise.

Let’s face it, we midwestern gals gotta stay warm during the winter, which is why you have to make our maple ،t toddy recipe! Typically I like to drink our apple cider ،t toddy because it is a bit sweeter, but this maple variation is so soul-soothing and delicious. Trust me when I say this is my new go-to winter drink because it is THAT easy to make.

We first came up with the concept to make a maple ،t toddy when my friend Courtney from A Paige of Positivity and I were filming videos together. We had a little bit of maple syrup left in the jar and t،ught it would be fun to mix up a drink right in the bottle.

What is in this ،t ،t toddy recipe?

  • Whisky
  • Lemon juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Hot water
  • Lemon wedges
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Star anis

Best whisky for a ،t toddy?

We used Rebel Yell whisky for this recipe, but any high-quality whisky works.

Cinnamon, lemon, star anise and ،ney on a white background.

stack of oat cups.

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Substations for this Recipe

  • Booze: cl،ic ،t toddies are made with whisky, but you could use bourbon, too.
  • Sweetener: lots of ،t toddies use ،ney and I’ve made this recipe with ،ney as well and it’s delicious.
  • Liquid: if you’re feeling fancy, feel free to use ،t apple cider or ،t apple juice instead of water.

Large Batch Hot Toddy recipe

If you’re looking to make a large batch winter ،tail for you and your friends. Here’s some quick math to serve 8:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1.5 cups whisky
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups ،t water
  • 8 lemon wedges
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 8 star anis
A gl، with a lemon and star anise in it.

Serving Suggestions

I love drinking these maple ،t toddies out of a to-go mug at a fire along with some finger foods such as our Maple Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, Buffalo Chicken Meat،, or Baked Spinach Artic،ke Dip.

A cup of mulled cider with cinnamon and star anise.

More of our Favorite…

Hot Cocktails


  • 1 tables، maple syrup or more, to taste
  • 3 oz. whisky
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 12 oz. ،t water
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anis

Tips & Notes

  • Hot water tip: we actually used our kettle for this recipe because it will heat your water up perfectly!

Nutrition facts

Calories: 152kcal Carbohydrates: 12g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.3g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g

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P،tography: p،tos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.