National Hot Toddy Day is upon us and it’s time to continue to embrace the colder winter weather. There’s no better reason to cozy up with friends and family and pour yourself a glass of your favorite whiskey.

Whether you’re choosing to celebrate in the comfort of your home or heading outdoors to enjoy a warm bonfire, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, and Laphroaig Scotch Whiskey all have their own twist on a Hot Toddy cocktail that will keep you spirited and warm on any chilly night.


Basil Hayden’s® Dark Rye Toddy
By Charlie Schott (Chicago, IL)
Serves: 1 (when batching for a larger group multiply parts by number of guests and combine in a large pot)

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Dark Rye
3/4 part Honey Simple Syrup*
1/4 part Lemon Juice
7 parts Hot Water
Cinnamon Stick
Star Anise
3 Allspice Berries
Candied ginger

Heat 7 parts of water over a stove in a pot. Once water is hot, add remaining ingredients into a pot and stir into flavors are absorbed. Strain mixture into a glass mug and garnish with candied ginger.

*To create Honey Simple Syrup, combine equal parts honey and equal parts water
over heat until dissolved.

Knob Creek® Hot Toddy

1 ½ oz Knob Creek® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Orange Slice
Lemon wedge
3 – 5 whole cloves
Hot water
A Dollop of honey


In a pre-warmed coffee mug, muddle cloves first then orange and lemon. Add Knob Creek and top with hot water. Add as much honey as you like. Stir with a cinnamon stick.


Laphroaig® Feast Toddy

1 part Laphroaig® 10-Year Old
½ part DeKuyper Mixologist Series Ginger
3 parts Hot Apple Cider

Build in a preheated coffee mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.