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Hot Toddy: Healthy, Low-Calorie Cocktail

The Healthy, Cold-Fighting Cocktail You'll Want All Winter Long

Since Winter is not going away any time soon, neither is the temptation of an eggnog habit. But, instead of reaching for fat-filled boozy eggnog or spiked hot chocolate, make yourself a hot toddy. This classic cold-weather warmer has all the same seasonal spices of pumpkin pie, but with way fewer calories. And it's even been known to knock out a cold or two; perhaps it's the citrus, immunity-boosting honey, and good-for-you cinnamon at work. Whatever it is, the hot toddy is one of our favorite ways to imbibe over the holidays or perk up when a cold hits.

Healthy Hot Toddy

Healthy Hot Toddy

Healthy Hot Toddy

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. of brandy, scotch, or bourbon
7 oz. hot water
3/4 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 star anise, cinnamon stick, or 3-5 cloves
1-2 thin slices of lemon for garnish

Directions

  1. In a heatproof glass, stir together bourbon, hot water, honey, lemon juice, and spices.
  2. Garnish with lemon slices.

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