How to Make an Eastern Shore Hot Toddy

With Old Man Winter’s wrathfully upon us, here is a twist on a classic hot toddy cocktail that is sure to warm the soul and indulge the senses by Ricardo Garcia, Former Beverage Director at Linwood’s Restaurant, located in our hometown of Owing Mills, Maryland.

Hot Toddy with Honey

A little history on where this amazing cocktail came from

For many years it was used as a treatment for the common cold, traditionally enjoyed before bed. Who is Toddy, anyway? It was difficult to trace the beginnings of this drink but according to The Boys Club.

How to make a hot toddy

First, gather all the ingredients that you will need. Start with a Maryland style rye. If you’re at a loss we cover one that we like in this skinny rye crush recipe. Next, you’ll need our honey. It wouldn’t be a good honey recipe if it didn’t involve our honey! Juice a lemon. I like Meyers lemon when they are in season, and Meyer Lemon season often coincides with flu season. (Thank you mother nature!) Boil water and make chamomile tea. We grow chamomile on our farm and there is no better way to enjoy chamomile tea than with your very own chamomile, that you’ve grown and hand-harvested. Add honey and stir, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

Drink slowly.

Get rest.

There are two main theories regarding the name. One theory holds that it’s derived from the name of a drink made from the fermenting sap of palm trees, popular in India at the time. According to this theory, the term would have been introduced by someone from the East India Company who was involved with trade there. The other (equally believed and conceivable) theory suggests that the name is more likely linked to the Todian springs in Edinburgh. The spring would have supplied the water to make the whiskey in the drink. Whiskey in this area might likely have been dubbed ‘toddy’, which later got pinned to the drink itself.

The Boys Club

Cheers!

Eastern Shore Honey Hot Toddy if you are feeling under the weather take a virtual trip to the Chesapeake bay.

Eastern Shore Hot Toddy

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, happy hour, hot toddy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 120kcal
With Old Man Winter’s wrathfully upon us, here is a twist on a classic hot toddy cocktail that is sure to warm the soul and indulge the senses by Ricardo Garcia.

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz Maryland style rye whiskey
  • 1 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey to taste
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice freshly-squeezed
  • 6 oz hot chamomile tea

Instructions

  • Boil water and make the chamomile tea.
  • Add honey and stir, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  • Enjoy and have one for us!

Notes

Garnish with a lemon twist and Waxing Kara Lavender Honey Lollipop (for a perfect swizzle stick!)

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 5.5mg

Loved making this drink using our Eastern Shore Honey? Try these other recipes next! Honey and Bourbon, Skinny Rye Crush Made with Honey, Moscow Mule with honey

About the Author

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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