The perfect drink for your neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange or New Year’s Eve party, I serve these healthy Hot Toddies to both adults and children, and sometimes I make ’em as an after school treat for the boys and the gaggle of friends they bring home.
It is best to start making this spicy, warming drink several hours before you plan to serve it as most crockpots can take time to come to temperature.
- Place water, tea bags, ginger, cinnamon and honey in a crockpot on highest setting
- Steep for a couple of hours until hot
- Ladle into cups and add lemons when your guests arrive
When making Hot Toddies, I’ve found it’s best to add the lemon at the end of the cooking process, as the rind can become bitter and over shadow the other flavors in this drink if the lemon is added to early.
I lightly sweeten this healthy beverage so that those looking to limit their intake of honey and other sugars can partake in it. I set out additional honey and [stevia] for guests (such as my boys) who want a sweeter Toddy.
Here are some of my other favorite warming beverage recipes: