Whiskey for the Winter: Whiskey Punch, also called Hot Whiskey, is a classic Irish libation that is instantly delightful. How to Make Hot Whiskey: 1. Cut a lemon wheel in half and stud the white pith between the flesh and the peel with 3 or 4 cloves. 2. Warm mug. 3. Dissolve 1 tsp sugar or honey and 1 oz or so boiling water. 4. Stir. 5. Add 2 oz Whiskey, lemon slice, and another ounce or so boiling water. 6. Cheers!