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The Constant Comment Hot Toddy

November 9, 2017 (Last Updated: October 7, 2020)

This hot toddy is made with orange-spiced Constant Comment tea and flavored with just a few cinnamon sticks and cloves. This classic whisky cocktail with an autumn-tea twist will warm your soul and sooth your sniffly nose.

A transparent tea cup filled with Hot Toddy, with a silver tea infuser sitting inside with a few cinnamon sticks. It's garnished with an orange slice sitting on top and a little left played on top of the orange.

Just a note, I don’t have an affiliation with Constant Comment tea. I just think it makes the very best hot toddy!

Whenever the weather changes sharply, I inevitably get a cold that puts me out for a full week. Halloween was 70 degrees, and then it was 40 just a day after, so suffice it to say, I didn’t see much more than my bed and teddy bear for the last 7 days.

Luckily for me, I have an arsenal of cozy drinks and treats to get me through the fall and winter when the sniffles strike. My favorite drink to sooth my shivery bones is this cozy Hot Toddy!

It’s not a traditional recipe. Usually, a Hot Toddy calls for a tea like Earl Grey or Chamomile – and some don’t include tea at all. I use Constant Comment for my tea and it’s so much better than any other tea for a Hot Toddy! 

A Constant Comment tea bag on top of a few maple leaves and dry flowers on a black table.

If you haven’t tried it, Constant Comment is the perfect fall and winter tea!

It’s already flavored with orange peel, clove, and a touch of cinnamon that reminds me of waking up to the smell of Park Slope fireplaces and crunchy leaves in Brooklyn.

The tea stranger open, filled with cloves, on a black table sprinkled with leaves and a few cloves.

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A mug of hot toddy, garnished with an orange slice, topped with a small lead, with a few dry roses and leaves at its base.
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The Constant Comment Hot Toddy

This is a little spin on the traditional Hot Toddy with Constant Comment instead of the more traditional teas.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: hot toddy
Servings: 1 Hot Toddy
Calories: 190kcal


  • 1 bag Constant Comment Tea
  • 5 cloves
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 oz. whisky, bourbon or scotch
  • 1 orange slice for garnish


  • Boil a cup of water for your tea and let your tea bag steep for about 2-3 minutes (leave some room for your whisky, bourbon or scotch). When your tea is steeped, pour your liquor, lemon juice and honey in. Stir until the honey is dissolved.
  • Add your cinnamon sticks, orange slice and cloves. Some folks like to stick the cloves in a lemon or orange slice and add it to the drink, but if you’re lucky enough to have a fancy little tea egg, just add a few and plop it in your drink!


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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