Kentucky Hot Toddy with Maker's Mark

December 17, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves One
Author Notes

Being from Alabama, the only true bourbon to drink is Makers Mark. Who can miss its red wax top, and sometimes green wax top for the horse race season. This is a classic Kentucky Hot Toddy. Enjoy! - Table9 —Table9

Test Kitchen Notes

This is refreshing, balanced toddy that won't make you feel as if you've been hit over the head with the booze. It turns out that bourbon and citrus are a great match, and just a hint of honey smoothes out any rough edges. - A&M —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Squeezed Meyers Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 Shot of Makers Mark Bourbon
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • Hot Water
  1. In each tumbler combine juices with honey and bourbon.
  2. Add just enough hot water to fill the glass not quite to the top. Serve with cinnamon stick.
  3. *By adding all the juices this does not say warm for long, so you may want to warm the juices before if you are not serving immediately.

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13 Reviews

Rebecca F. December 27, 2015
Love this recipe—except being from Kentucky, I don't drink Maker's. Here it's more seen as a big-budget marketing gimmick. Try Woodford Reserve instead, or Four Roses for a less expensive option.
fkzack May 18, 2015
Excellent! I am drinking my first one now :)
gingerroot January 5, 2011
Congrats Table9! I can't wait to try this...I have become friends with Bourbon thanks to this toddy contest, and have some Maker's Mark on hand!
Table9 January 5, 2011
Thank you so much! I hope you have a chance to try it this weekend...
hardlikearmour January 5, 2011
Congrats! What a beautiful drink. Love the blood orange.
Table9 January 5, 2011
Thank you hardlikearmour! I love the blood orange too, adds such a punch of flavor.
drbabs January 5, 2011
Yum. I am becoming a boozehound from trying all these toddies. Congrats!
Table9 January 5, 2011
Me too!ha.Thank you.
rented_kitchen3215 January 5, 2011
gorgeous color. get it girlfriend.
Table9 January 5, 2011
Thanks sis!
Table9 January 5, 2011
Thanks so much! What an first win! Yeah!
Sagegreen January 5, 2011
Congrats, Table9! Nicely done.
Midge January 5, 2011
What a gorgeous color. Congrats Table9!