Hot Rum Toddy

This is the time of year when most people succumb to a cold or worse, the flu, or even worse than that, man flu! We all know that your pharmacy can offer all sorts of pills and potions to make you feel better, but sometimes a home remedy hits the spot. We do not recommend that you consume our rum toddy’s throughout the day or if you are going to drive - this is strictly a staying at home, lying on the couch or tucked up in bed treatment!



  1. 50ml rum (there are so many rums on the market that you can go crazy flavour wise, in this one we have used a spiced rum)

  2. 2 tablespoons honey - remember there are a wide variety of honeys out there, with different flavours and consistencies so you can vary the overall flavour of the drink by your choice of honey

  3. 1 lemon - two slices (or one if this is just for you) and squeeze the juice

  4. 1 cinnamon stick

  5. Boiling water to top up the glass

You can chose to use whatever flavour of rum floats your boat!



  1. Put the rum, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon stick into your favourite glass or mug.

  2. Add boiling water and stir with your cinnamon stick.

  3. Have a slurp and check if you need to dilute with more water, sweeten with more honey or oomph up with more rum.

  4. Get tucked up somewhere warm and comfortable and enjoy.

Preparation Time - 5 minutes


Serves 2 - or one very big drink if you are feeling really poorly!