Cold Toddy Shot Recipe

You don’t even have to be sick to enjoy this Cold Toddy Shot Recipe! But that’s not to say it won’t work on a cold if you do have one…

If you love boozy drinks that use whiskey as much as we do, be sure to also check out our delicious Oatmeal Cookie Shots and Apple Mint Whiskey Iced Tea recipes. You won’t be disappointed!

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What Is A Cold Toddy?

Everyone’s heard of a hot toddy right? A hot cocktail with bourbon or whiskey – then you add in some honey, lemon, and drink it down to get rid of that sore throat or head cold.

We’re getting to that time of year when everyone starts to get sick but the weather here in New Jersey (for once) has actually been pretty amazing. Perfect high 70’s – low-80’s. Can’t complain.

So I came up with a Cold Toddy Shot instead that you can drink down even when the weather is warm.

I visited a local farm by my house a few weeks ago and got a lesson in honey. Honeycomb to be exact. This guy sure knows what he’s doing and I’m glad he does – because there’s no way I’d be doing that job. Being covered with bees all day long is definitely not something I would enjoy.

But this guy does, and he’s really good at it.

I got a lesson on all the health benefits of honey and natural honeycomb. It’s basically a natural cure-all, he tells me. Everything from a bad cold to sore throats to seasonal allergies and even some forms of cancer? Really?

Of course I bought some to bring home and then had to figure out what to do with it.

Cocktails? Check. Shots? Double Check.

How To Make A Cold Toddy Shot

This Cold Toddy Shot is very customizable. If you like bourbon, use bourbon. If you like whiskey, use whiskey.

I used Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey because – well because it’s very tasty and it just seemed appropriate. And again, it’s whiskey with honey…so it’s probably good for you too.

But you have to use the honey. If you can get your hands on honeycomb I’d recommend that you do. Here’s a link to just one honeycomb product on Amazon – The Savannah Bee Company Honeycomb Box . There’s a lot more on Amazon and even where I live some stores do sell fresh honeycomb.

If you don’t want to buy honeycomb, you can substitute regular honey and it’ll be just fine.

Should You Drink A Toddy Shot When You Have A Cold?

Cold or no cold, sore throat or not. Try this Cold Toddy Shot tonight…It’s tasty and it’s good for you.

I might even call this a healthy cocktail.

Mantitlement’s orders…Bottoms up!


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Cold Toddy Shot

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

You don’t even have to be sick to enjoy this Cold Toddy Shot Recipe! But that’s not to say it won’t work on a cold if you do have one…



  • 1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
  • 1/2 t. honey or a small piece of natural honeycomb
  • 1/2 t. lemon juice


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into a shot glass.
  3. Garnish with honeycomb.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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