Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy

This hot rum drink is made with cranberry juice infused with fragrant spices - a comforting cocktail recipe to warm you up.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

2
cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/4
cup sugar
1
cinnamon stick (3 inch)
1
tablespoon sliced gingerroot
5
whole cloves
2
star anise
1/2
cup dark rum
2
tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
Fresh cranberries and orange slices, if desired
Additional cinnamon sticks and star anise, if desired

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, heat cranberry juice cocktail and sugar to boiling over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon stick, gingerroot, cloves and anise. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
  • 2 Into heatproof pitcher, strain mixture through fine-mesh strainer; discard spices. Stir rum and liqueur into pitcher. Pour cocktail into mugs. Garnish with cranberries, orange slices and additional cinnamon sticks and star anise.

Expert Tips

You could make the cranberry mixture for this drink a day ahead and refrigerate. To serve, reheat over low heat, then stir in the rum and liqueur.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.