9 Recipes for Hot Toddy Season

Try these delicious hot toddies, with and without alcohol, for fewer calories than other hot drinks.

Mulled Cider

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’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.


Mixing apple cider with cinnamon, allspice and cloves makes a delicious toddy that’s low in calories.

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

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

This spin on hot cocoa uses Mexican chocolate and cinnamon.



Food Stylist: Brett Kurzweil

Photo by: Kang Kim

Kang Kim

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


Vitamin C-rich orange and cranberry juice add flavor to this warming drink.

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

Photo by: Pawel Kaminski

Pawel Kaminski

This tea-based hot bevvie includes rum to spice things up!

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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