Low Carb Hot Toddy Cocktail:
I first discovered the coveted Hot Toddy cocktail last year. I’m fairly certain that I spent the entire winter season sick (one horrible cold and two bouts of bronchitis), and this was one of my more enjoyable remedies (even if it was just the booze talking). As we embark on another winter season, I am well armed with this recipe and hope to still enjoy (sans the sickness) this cocktail all season regardless! So, I hope you will join me in celebration of National Hot Toddy Day and make one too! Find the full recipe for this easy Low Carb Hot Toddy Cocktail below and read on for great tips on making this keto friendly.
- Small Pot
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Measuring Tools
Making it Low Carb:
To start, this cocktail is already made up of several low carb ingredients. Whiskey naturally has zero carbs, typically the added carbs come from the mixers. However, that being said, those who are in a state of ketosis can be impacted by alcohol differently. One or two drinks may not throw your body out of this metabolic state, but it could potentially stall weight loss (just keep that in mind but also… go live your life a bit too, boo #balance). To keep this low carb or keto friendly, I like to create a Keto Simple Syrup actually. In a pot, I combine equal parts low carb sweetener (I like Lakanto), add a 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum (helps with binding) and a pinch of salt. Bring it all to a boil, let it cool slightly, and strain before storing. Use this in place of regular sugar to help sweeten the cocktail
Putting the Hot, in the Toddy:
Making a Low Carb Hot Toddy Cocktail is actually really easy. I like to star with a LITTLE (it’s strong so go easy) bit of fresh ginger. I find this helps make this delicious cocktail more well rounded and flavorful when sipping on, specially when you need a minor pick me up from the cold. Ginger has several medicinal qualities such as, reducing pain and inflammation, helping to maintain good blood circulation, cold and flu prevention, and can aid in upper respiratory problems. Plus, the flavor is bright and refreshing and rounds out the whiskey very nicely. Additionally, I sometimes like to add a cinnamon stick to top it off and to add some “spice” as well. The flavor of the cinnamon and the whiskey pair very well together too, making the hot toddy one my favorite go to winter drinks!
Low Carb Hot Toddy CocktailPrint Recipe
- 8 oz. Boiling Water
- 2 oz. Whiskey
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/4" of Fresh Ginger
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1/2 oz. Keto Simple Syrup (can use honey or regular simple syrup too if not low carb)
Begin by boiling water. Place hot water in your mug of choice. Add the whiskey and the lemon juice.
Drop in the slice of ginger and allow it to sink to the bottom. Add the keto simple syrup and give it a good stir.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a lemon wheel.