Make this: Maison Selby's Posh Toddy

Self-medicate with this hot toddy recipe from Maison Selby. We swear it has medicinal properties...

Hot toddy recipe from Maison Selby

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Drinking a toasty tipple in the dead of winter can’t be beat – but a mulled wine isn’t the only way to whet your whistle. The hot toddy, also known as a ‘hot whiskey’ in Ireland, is a warming beverage that’s typically made with a brown liquor (brandy, whisky, rum or bourbon) and water with honey, ginger and sometimes spices.

As for its inception, a few theories exist. Some credit Irish physician Robert Bentley Todd for prescribing his patients a hot drink consisting of brandy, white cinnamon, sugar syrup and water. Others point towards 18th century India, with ‘taddy’ translating to a hot alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the sap of palm trees.

One thing is for sure – the ‘cure’ for the common cold has become a favourite winter warmer all over the world today.

Here we have the recipe for Maison Selby's take on the tipple, the Posh Toddy.


  • 1 ½ oz St-Rémy VSOP Brandy
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz honey ginger syrup
  • 1½ oz apple cider
  • 2 oz water


  1. Mix and heat the juice, syrup and the cider in a saucepan.
  2. Pour the brandy in a snifter.
  3. Top with the heated mix and garnish.