Maple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

There is nothing better to soothe a sore throat and cough than a little whiskey. Hot toddies are generally made with lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and  whiskey. But here in New Hampshire we use maple syrup. I find they are most soothing to enjoy at night before bed, and I substitute them for cough syrup. 

Today happens to be National Hot Toddy Day, and I happen to have a slight cough, so I figured I should throw this recipe up while the time is right! 

Maple Cinnamon Hot Toddy
(Serves one)

1/4-1/2 Boiling water (depending on how stiff a drink you like)
1 cinnamon stick
1 oz bourbon whiskey (We always have Knob Creek Single Barrel on hand)
1 oz maple syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Lemon slice for garnish
Extra cinnamon sticks for garnish


Add one cinnamon stick to water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

In a coffee cup, add bourbon syrup, and lemon juice. Top the cup off with boiling water.


Garnish with lemon and cinnamon stick.

Sip and enjoy!


  1. Pass me a glass and I don't have a sore throat or anything. I love that used maple syrup. I need to try that.

  2. Ditto Naomi, who needs to be sick for this? Gimme a glass :)

  3. I'm totally digging the maple addition here!! SLURP!

  4. Yes, warm booze before bedtime. Puts you right to sleep. Awesome!