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How about a hot toddy cocktail for Saint Patrick’s Day! Here is a favorite Saint Patrick’s Day cocktail that will warm you up on a cold March 17th! The scailtin is a hot toddy stye cocktail make with Jameson or another Irish whiskey, milk, cinnamon, ginger, honey and a little nutmeg. This is like comfort food in a cocktail ! | ethnicspoon.com
5 from 13 votes

Scailtin (Irish whiskey milk punch)

An old Irish recipe consisting of milk, and Irish whiskey sweetened with honey and flavored with ginger and cinnamon. It's like a hot toddy. This drink will warm your heart and soul on a cold winter night. 

Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Keyword hot toddy, warm drink, whiskey cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 2 servings
Calories 360 kcal


  • 2 cup milk whole
  • ½ cup whiskey Irish
  • 2 Tbsp honey or to taste
  • tsp ginger ground
  • tsp cinnamon ground

freshly grated nutmeg to decorate


  1. Pour milk and whiskey in a small saucepan.

  2. Stir in the honey, ginger and cinnamon. Heat slowly while whisking. Do not let it come to a boil.

  3. Pour into mugs. Top with grated nutmeg. 

Nutrition Facts
Scailtin (Irish whiskey milk punch)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 276mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.