My Perfect Hot Toddy Recipe

As a whiskey lover, a hot toddy is an obvious choice for a warm winter drink, but there are so many hot toddy recipes out there, with all different ingredients. Finding the perfect combination took a little experimentation.

I tried recipes that involved lots of spices, such as cinnamon, but I didn’t like them! It turns out that my perfect hot toddy is super simple: lemon, honey, water, and of course, whiskey. Without further ado, here is the classic hot toddy that I love to sip in the cold weather.


  • 1.5 oz. whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Lemon wedge


Combine whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot water in your favorite mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Things I Didn’t Know About Motherhood

Motherhood is an experience that is both challenging and rewarding. Despite having many friends who became mothers before me, and despite listening to them tell me about their experiences, there was absolutely nothing that could have prepared me for the reality of motherhood. There were parts that were way more difficult than I anticipated, but there are also parts that are so much better than I could ever have imagined.

On Weight Gain and Body Acceptance

Over the past few years, I’ve put on a lot of weight. It actually started with a medication that I had to take for bipolar disorder. One of the side effects was that I put on a few pounds. But it wasn’t until recently, when I got pregnant with my first child, that the weight really started to pile on. During my pregnancy, I was a bit overwhelmed at the rate at which I was gaining weight, and it was hard to prevent it from happening. I was constantly hungry, and as my pregnancy progressed, I replaced going to the gym with more leisurely walks because I was constantly winded and tired from my workouts.