Keto Hot Toddy Recipe


The Keto Hot Toddy is a warming and comforting mix of aromatic spices, hot tea, and some added sweetness to give your evening a cozy finish. This Recipe is designed for those on the keto diet looking for an indulgent and guilt-free treat. 


-1 cup water (or almond milk if preferred)

-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-2 teaspoons honey or sweetener of choice

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-2 bags of black tea or one teaspoon loose leaf tea

-1/4 cup whiskey or bourbon (optional)


  1. In a slightly small saucepan, heat the water until just boiling. Add in the cinnamon, honey, and lemon juice.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags or loose-leaf tea, allowing it to steep for five minutes.
  3. Pour the hot toddy into mugs and enjoy with or without bourbon. Add a few drops of maple syrup for extra sweetness if desired.

Tips and Tricks

– You can use any tea for the base of this hot toddy, though black tea works best to bring out the flavor of the spices.

– For an interesting twist on this Recipe, try using chai masala or earl grey as your tea choices.

– Add coconut cream instead of honey or sweetener if you want a more indulgent treat.


– If you prefer to use almond milk instead of water, make sure it is unsweetened as sweetened varieties can have added sugars, increasing your net carbs intake.

– To make this dairy-free Recipe, replace the honey with a liquid stevia sweetener.

– You can also substitute black tea for green tea for a slightly different flavor.

– If you don’t want to use alcohol, leave it out or replace it with an alcohol-free alternative such as sparkling apple cider.

– Be sure to adjust the sweetness level of this Recipe according to your personal preference. You may omit the sweetener or increase it depending on how super sweet you like your hot keto toddy.

Check also: Keto Coquito Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the hot toddy need to be served hot? 

A: While traditionally, this is served hot, you can also enjoy it cold if preferred. Prepare as instructed, but leave out the step where you heat the water and tea.

Q: How many carbs are in a hot keto toddy? 

A: This depends on the specific ingredients used, but typically one serving of this Recipe contains no more than 2-3 net carbs per serving.

 Q: Can I make this Recipe vegan-friendly? 

A: Yes! You can replace the yummy honey with maple syrup or agave nectar and use almond milk instead of regular milk. Try using sparkling apple cider instead of whiskey or bourbon to make it alcohol-free.

 Q: Is this Recipe kid-friendly? 

A: You can enjoy a hot keto toddy without the alcohol component. Omit the whiskey or bourbon and adjust the sweetness level according to your preference.

 Q: How long will this drink keep in the fridge? 

A: Your hot toddy will stay fresh in an airtight jar for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.


The Keto Hot Toddy is the perfect winter warmer. Its aromatic spices, comforting tea, and added sweetness make it a guilt-free treat for those following the keto diet. The Recipe can be customized to suit your dietary needs or preferences and can even be enjoyed without alcohol for a kid-friendly beverage. Enjoy this hot toddy whenever you need a cozy pick-me-up.

Happy sipping 🙂

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