Crockpot Hot Toddy

The perfect drink for your neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange or New Year’s Eve party, I serve this healthy Crockpot Hot Toddy 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.

Crockpot Hot Toddy

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Servings 12



  • Place water, tea bags, ginger, cinnamon and honey in a crockpot on highest setting
  • Steep for a couple of hours until hot
  • Use a ladle to transfer into cups and add lemons when your guests arrive
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
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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 overshadow 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:


7 responses to “Crockpot Hot Toddy”

  1. I laughed when I saw your post!! It’s one of my favorite drinks w/o the alcohol and I introduced my husband to it last year. So funny, it brings back memories of 4 families renting a home in Lake Tahoe for the holidays and building snow ladies (yes anatomically correct) and ice skating/snow skiing. Of course that was when I was a kid. Hope you are having the best holiday and hope it’s relaxing too!

  2. MMMmm – sounds lovely. What herbal tea have you had the best luck with? With the ginger and cinnamin It may even taste a bit like a rum toddy.

  3. Thanks, Elana! It’s nice to see a hot toddy that’s not fruit juice based–they’re delicious, but too much sugar for me.

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