26 Dec 2020

Cranberry Hot Toddy Recipe with Clove, Cinnamon, and Ginger

Hot toddy recipes are wonderful additions to your winter herbal cocktail lineup. Whether you are planning a holiday party video call this year or you’re cozied around a fire with your family, we hope you make (or share!) this cranberry hot toddy recipe.

The ingredients feature warming herbs, which do more than create a little heat in your body during this cold weather season. Warming herbs like clove (Syzygium aromaticum), cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.), and ginger (Zingiber officinale) are also wonderfully supportive for digestive health. Our digestion is vital to our health no matter the time of year, but especially in the winter months when we’re eating heavier foods.

Cranberry hot toddy recipe ingredients on table

Cranberry Hot Toddy Recipe

Yield: 4 drinks.


32 ounces pure cranberry juice
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon whole allspice (Pimenta dioica) dried berries
2 cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.) sticks
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome, peeled and thinly sliced
½ teaspoon clove (Syzygium aromaticum) buds, or more or less depending on preference
2 whole star anise (Illicium verum) seed, optional
¾ cup dark liquor (rum, whiskey, or bourbon)

  • Add cranberry juice, sugar, allspice, cinnamon sticks, ginger, cloves, and star anise to a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Reduce heat and keep warm until ready to serve.
  • Divide into individual mugs, stir in your desired amount of liquor, and enjoy warm!
  • cranberry hot toddy with bourbon

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