The formula for a hot toddy cocktail is pretty simple, and when made simply, they're good. They're a staple in Fall and Winter, when head colds and frigid temperatures make you crave a warm drink. The base of lemon, hot water, sugar or honey, and whiskey is a great soother of throats and cabin fever. Our Grandma Nancy is well known for sugegsting one before a cough drop. A good old holiday movie and a Hot Toddy just can't be beat, says Nanc the wellness guru.