Hot whiskey

Two hot irish whiskeys - Nadianb
Two hot irish whiskeys - Nadianb

Like many European countries, the Irish have their own drink during the Christmas season: “Hot Whiskey”. This is a tasty hot drink made from Irish whiskey, brown sugar, lemon, cloves and cinnamon. A kind of improved grog that is particularly user-friendly, to be tasted at the approach of Christmas!

Taste the Hot Whiskey

A spicy whiskey for the holidays!

Let it be said: Irish Hot Whiskey has some similarities with a punch… but with an irish touch in addition (the famous irish whiskey)! Simple and easy to make, it is the ideal beverage to warm up and spend the holidays in a warm atmosphere.

Of course, this toddy is to be consumed in moderation, but it is a real delight… It must be said that the spices remind us of the magic of Christmas, while the hot whiskey mixed with brown sugar make it a very pleasant alcohol in the mouth! Even better: according to the Irish, it would be a real remedy against colds!

Note that many local irish pubs offer them. Of course it is a bit expensive (from 7€), but it is then prepared in the best way, from the best whiskeys of the country!

Hot Whiskey Recipe


  • a glass bottom of Irish whiskey (Bushmills, Paddy…etc. at your convenience)
  • a teaspoon of brown sugar or honey
  • half a lemon
  • 4 cloves (or star anise)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • hot water


  • Fill a glass 3/4 full with boiling water.
  • Add the brown sugar, a little lemon juice and the whiskey.
  • Stir, and place 4 cloves in the cup.
  • Add a slice of lemon at the edge of the glass.
  • Leave to infuse for 3 minutes and then remove the cloves.
  • It’s ready to go!
L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération.

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