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Nova Scotian Hot Toddy


Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire

Made for cold nights or those days you feel a tickle in your throat. You just can’t go wrong with a Hot Toddy.

Recipe courtesy of Gio, Halifax, N.S.


  • 1 oz (30 ml) Glen Breton Rare 10-year, single malt scotch
  • 1 oz (30 ml) honey
  • ½ oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) hot water
  • Garnish with zest of lemon peel and 5 or 6 cloves


  1. Pre-heat Irish coffee glass.
  2. In Boston glass, place 3 cloves, honey and ½ cup of hot water.
  3. Steep 1 or 2 minutes. Strain into pre-heated Irish coffee glass.
  4. Add whiskey, lemon juice, and hot water to fill glass.
  5. Insert three cloves into lemon zest and drop into glass.

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