Hot Honey Toddy

Perhaps a toddy could turn that lover with wintery hands and feet into a summertime tiger? Our Hot Honey Toddy is sure to warm you up with ginger tea, rose honey syrup, a splash of lemon juice, and your favorite white rum. You can also swap out teas and ingredients to suit your taste. For example, try a gin toddy with jasmine tea for something floral and calming. You can also pair aged spirits such as bourbon or cognac with cinnamon or black teas. Feel free to adjust the citrus and syrup to your liking, too. If you like less sugar, add less syrup. If you prefer a tart sip, add more citrus. Try some experimenting to create your perfect mixture!

Hot Honey Toddy Recipe


1 ½ oz white rum
½ oz lemon juice
¾ oz rose honey syrup*
1 or 2 ginger teabags


  1. Pour hot water into a mug of your choice and let sit for about 30 seconds before discarding it. This heats your mug so that your drink will stay warmer longer.
  2. Add rum, juice, and honey to your mug, then top with hot water and drop on 1 or 2 bags of ginger tea, depending on how strong you like your tea.

*For the rose honey syrup: Bring 500 grams of water to a boil and drop in 4-5 bags of Tulsi Rose tea and steep for 5-6 minutes. Remove tea bags and weigh the liquid in the pot. Add an equal weight of honey to your tea and stir until completely dissolve

Story and Recipe by Kaitlin Fellers / Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Joey Kennedy

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