Light Cranberry Hot Toddy

Light Cranberry Hot Toddy
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 48 ounce bottle low-calorie cranberry juice (6 cups)

  • 2 cup water

  • 3 1 inch long strips lemon peel (set aside)

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 3 inch stick cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves

  • cup bourbon, rum, or orange juice

  • Fresh lemon slices (optional)

  • Stick cinnamon (optional)


  1. In a 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven combine cranberry juice, the water, and lemon juice.

  2. For spice bag, place lemon peel, the 3 inches stick cinnamon, and the cloves in the center of a double-thick 6-inch square of 100 percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring the corners together; tie with clean kitchen string. Add to juice mixture.

  3. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard spice bag. Stir bourbon into juice mixture. If desired, garnish individual servings with lemon slices and additional stick cinnamon. Makes 12 (scant 6-ounce) servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

38 Calories
6g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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