Maker’s Mark Hot Toddy Popsicles Send You Straight To Summer

A wooden bowl with a lemon wedge and a bottle of liquor

We’re all cold. Summer is months away.

We all love a good Hot Toddy this time of year, but I wanted to mix it up, bringing a little bit of summer to your winter. This couldn’t be easier to make, and goes great when you need a semi-sweet, boozy, cold snack – even in winter.

The Maker’s Mark Hot Toddy Popsicle.

A kitchen with a sink and a toaster oven

The ingredients:

– bourbon, we went with Maker’s Mark

– fresh lemon juice

– good quality, mild, honey (nothing too floral)

– optional: a mild tea like chamomile, cinnamon sticks

– boiling water

Making it: 

– The good thing about this recipe is you can tweak it in a lot of ways to get your desired flavor (more lemony or less, sweeter or not so sweet, etc)

– Get your water boiling (as much as you need depending on amount of popsicles). A good way to approach this is simply make a Hot Toddy how you normally would for multiple people, in a medium sized pot.

– Mix in your fresh squeezed lemon juice, again to taste, more or less depending on your preference

– Also melt in your honey (to taste, depending on how sweet you like it)

– Add your bourbon – don’t go too crazy or these won’t freeze, a good half cup for 6 popsicles works

– Add your cinnamon sticks and tea (optional), and lightly simmer the mixture to slightly reduce, which adds a little thickness

– Let cool, and pour into popsicle molds of your choice, freeze overnight. 

That’s it – cheers. 

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock