Low-Calorie Earl Grey Hot Toddy

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  • November 16, 2017
Earl Grey Hot Toddy

Welcome to our Whole Life Challenge-compliant cocktail series from professional bartender Jenna Gruttadauria. Jenna practiced mixology at some of the most well-known bars and clubs in New York City before joining the Whole Life Challenge team. Now, she enjoys using her knowledge to make healthier versions of classic cocktails.

The hot toddy is a quintessential cold weather cocktail. Toddies are touted as a natural way to quell cold symptoms and they taste utterly delicious when you’re curled up on a chilly evening.

A traditional hot toddy is made of whiskey along with hot water, lemon, and honey. While this gives us a great foundation, I like to take it a step further and deepen the flavor with an Earl Grey tea bag.

Earl Grey Hot Toddy

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Earl Grey Hot Toddy
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Low-Calorie Earl Grey Hot Toddy

A traditional hot toddy is made of whiskey along with hot water, lemon, and honey. While this gives us a great foundation, I like to take it a step further and deepen the flavor with an Earl Grey tea bag.

Category Alcohol, Beverage
Compliance Level Kickstart
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jenna Gruttadauria

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces water
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce honey or to taste
  • Earl Grey tea bag
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 allspice berries

Instructions

  1. Boil 6 ounces of water.
  2. In mug, combine bourbon (any type of whiskey can be used), lemon juice, and honey.
  3. Once water is boiling, fill the mug with the hot water, then add tea bag.
  4. Allow the tea to steep until desired flavor is achieved (minimum 2 minutes).
  5. Remove tea bag.
  6. Add cinnamon stick and allspice berries.

Note: We are not saying that alcohol is “healthy” to consume. (More on that here.) We are acknowledging that there are times we inevitably make the choice to imbibe (and we include ourselves in that “we”), and that there are better and worse ways to go about drinking alcohol when it comes to our health. Our goal is to empower you with lower-sugar, lower-calorie, still-fabulous recipes for these times.

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Jenna Gruttadauria
Jenna is a wine-drinking, jewelry-making, dog-loving, snowboarding, running, beach-going, fun-loving soul whose heart beats for the city.

With an unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit and unrivaled work ethic, Jenna spent years working in the restaurant industry, developing her love of food and wine. Inspired by the king of all concrete jungles, New York, Jenna started her own successful fashion business, which moved her to the sunnier skies of Los Angeles, California.

A once self-proclaimed foodie who could never give up bread or cheese, she’s now welcomes the healthy, clean living lifestyle that California and the WLC make so easy. And she loves to take the recipes of her former life and transform them into healthier versions.

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