After lots of experimentation and a look into the (really, really interesting!) history of the Hot Toddy, I discovered my favorite method is to go light on the sugar but heavy on the citrus. You know, for its medicinal properties (ahem). —Wonderland Kitchen
bourbon or rye
In This Recipe
Juice the citrus into a footed glass mug. Add spirit of your choice and hot water. Stir in the honey and garnish with a scratch of nutmeg, which "lends a Dickensian note to the whole affair" a friend suggests.