Whiskey Chai Toddy Recipe

Our Whiskey Chai Tea Toddy will soon become your new cold weather favourite. With warming chai spices and a splash of your favourite whiskey, what better way to keep warm?

Toddies originated from India and were made from the fermented sap of the toddy plant. British merchants soon discovered the drink and brought it home. Originally it was served cold however, they quickly discovered it was even better served hot and mixed with spirits and spices. The Scottish soon used it as a base for their cold remedies using whiskey, nutmeg and cloves. 

While there are more theories about the original creation of the hot toddy, because really, who wouldn't want to take credit for this awesome drink, in short, its a spiked, spicy tea.

Chai Toddy Recipe


  • 1 tsp loose leaf tea (we suggest the Masala Chai or Bazaar Chai for a caffeine-free option)
  • 1 oz whiskey (can substitute brandy, Scotch, rum, or any other dark liquor)
  • 8 oz boiling water
  • Slice of lemon or orange
  • (optional) Honey or maple syrup to sweeten


  • Pour the boiling water over your tea leaves.
  • Allow leaves to steep for 3-4 minutes. Then remove tea leaves from cup.
  • Mix in whiskey and sweeteners
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange. We like to toss them right in.
  • Drink while hot for maximum coziness

Want to kick it up a notch? Stir in a cinnamon stick or add more spices to the mix such as cloves.


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