9 Recipes for Hot Toddy Season

’Tis the season to cozy up with warm bevvies. But be careful: Many drinks are liquid calorie traps, as calories and sugar can get out of control. Enjoy these hot toddies for under 300 calories per serving.


Mulled Cider (pictured above)
Mixing apple cider with cinnamon, allspice and cloves makes a delicious toddy that’s low in calories.

Ginger Spiced Hot Cocoa
There’s nothing better than a warming cup of hot cocoa on a cold day, especially with a touch of soothing ginger.

Orange Tea with Honey
Flavor your everyday tea with orange and lemon peels, which add a bright dose of cold-fighting vitamin C.

Mexican Hot Chocolate
This spin on hot cocoa uses Mexican chocolate and cinnamon.

Ginger Tea
Make your own ginger tea using fresh ginger and a sprinkle of cinnamon.



Cranberry Hot Toddies
Vitamin C-rich tangerines and cranberry juice add flavor to this rum-filled, warming drink.

Mulled Wine
Winter spices + warming wine = a winning cold-weather combination.

Spicy Maple and Rum Tottie
This tea-based hot bevvie includes rum to spice things up!

Hot Ginger Toddy
Make your own ginger syrup to add to tea or to use in this bourbon-based, warming drink.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

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