Warm up with a Hot Toddy!

hot-drink_bp1894875It’s October and that means it is officially turtleneck weather here in Halton. Why not warm up with this light Hot Toddy?

Hot Toddies are a traditional mixed cocktail that typically include whiskey, rum or brandy, herbs and holiday spices. This version is lighter in taste and in calories as it does not include any alcohol.


  • 375 mL (1.5 cups) water
  • 1 ginger tea bag
  • Lemon wedge (1/4 of a lemon)
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon stick or 5 mL (1 tsp.) ground cinnamon


  1. Boil water.
  2. Place boiling water in a mug with tea bag and cinnamon. Cover the mug and let the tea steep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bag. Squeeze lemon wedge into mug. Add honey and stir.

Adapted from www.healthygrocerygirl.com/blog/healthy-hot-toddy-recipe.

By Rachel Morgan