The Emperors Hot Toddy – Easy Hot Toddy Recipes

The Emperors Hot Toddy - Easy Hot Toddy Recipes
The Emperors Hot Toddy – Easy Hot Toddy Recipes

I have taken the names by which the Qing emperors were most commonly known and have created a hot toddy in their honour. For I think the hot toddy is a underrated drink and should be raised in status. The hot toddy was supposedly invented in the early 1600s in India. I am using a 250ml double handled Irish coffee glass for these drinks, but you can use whatever is handy.

Nurhaci – Baijiu Hot Toddy

45 ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
1 teaspoon of clear honey
A slice of lemon
A slice of tangerine
150ml of hot water

Put V.I.P Jiu 8 into a glass, add honey, lemon and tangerine slice, top with hot water, stir and enjoy.


Hong Taiji – Baijiu Hot Toddy

25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of whiskey
2 inches of cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon of sugar
150ml of hot water

Put V.I.P Jiu 8 and whiskey into glass and add sugar. Put water and cinnamon into pan, simmer for five minutes, pour over other ingredients in the glass, stir and enjoy.


Shunzhi – Baijiu Hot Toddy

20ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
40ml of white wine
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
½ an inch strip of ginger
150ml of hot water

Put V.I.P Jiu 8, wine, and brown sugar into a glass. Put water and ginger into a pan and simmer for five minutes, pour over other ingredients in a glass, stir and enjoy.


Kangxi – Baijiu Hot Toddy

15ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
15ml of brandy
20ml of red wine
A teaspoon of maple syrup
A slice of lemon
2 cloves
150ml of hot water

Put V.I.P Jiu 8, brandy, red wine, maple syrup, slice of lemon and two cloves into a glass, top with hot water, stir and enjoy.


Yongzheng – Baijiu Hot Toddy

25 ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of dry gin
150ml of water
1 teaspoon of sugar
2g of spruce pine needles
5 dried and de-seeded rose hips

Put the water, sugar, pine needles and rose hips into pan, simmer for five minutes. In glass put V.I.P Jiu 8, and gin, Strain contents of pan over V.I.P Jiu 8 and gin, stir and enjoy.


Qianlong – Baijiu Hot Toddy

50ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
150ml of apple cider
2 cloves
A slice of orange
1 teaspoon of thick honey

Put apple cider, cloves, and honey into pan and simmer for five minutes. Put V.I.P Jiu 8 into a glass with orange an slice, strain cider mixture over, stir and enjoy.


Jiaqing – Baijiu Hot Toddy

25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of dark rum
25ml of cherry syrup
A 1 inch piece of cinnamon
125ml of hot water

Put all ingredients except cinnamon and water into a glass. Put cinnamon and water into a pan and simmer for five minutes, add to glass stir and enjoy.


Daoguang – Baijiu Hot Toddy

25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of brandy
A teaspoon of sorghum syrup
2 cardamom pods opened
A fresh grated nutmeg
150ml of water

Put V.I.P Jiu 8, brandy and syrup into a glass, put water and cardamom into a pan and simmer for five minutes then strain into your glass, stir and grate the nutmeg over the top and enjoy.


Xianfeng – Baijiu Hot Toddy

40ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
150ml of perry
1 teaspoon of molasses
A vanilla pod

Put V.I.P Jiu 8 and molasses into a glass. Put bruised vanilla pod and perry into a pan and simmer for five minutes then strain into the glass stir and enjoy.


Tongzhi – Hot Toddy Baijiu

25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of aquavit
4 drops of orange bitters
A slice of orange
1 teaspoon of agave syrup
150ml of hot water

Put V.I.P Jiu 8, aquavit, bitters, syrup and orange slice into glass, add hot water, stir and enjoy.


Guangxu – Baijiu Hot Toddy

25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of port
A 1 inch cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon of brown rice syrup
150ml of hot water

Put all ingredients into a glass, top with hot water, stir and enjoy.


For the last hot toddy I have decided to use a teabag, as this opens up the range of hot toddies into the hundreds, as you can use normal teabags, like green tea, black tea etc. Or herbal teabags like camomile or dandelion, also fruit teabags like cranberry or mango and spice teabags like turmeric or star anise.

The range of teabags on the market is huge.

Also they make a quick, simple and tasty hot toddy. Happy experimenting.

Xuantong – Baijiu Hot Toddy

45 ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
1 teaspoon of honey
1 slice of lemon
A peppermint and licorice teabag
150ml of hot water

Put all the ingredients into a glass, pour over hot water, let sit for a minute, stir and take out teabag and enjoy.