Warm up and stay cozy with this Spiced Pineapple Rum Hot Toddy! It’s the perfect festive Fall/Winter drink to soothe the body or to simply enjoy with good company. This spiced pineapple rum hot toddy is made with natural sugars and a touch of cinnamon and coconut milk for healthier Holiday sipping! ENJOY!
Can we say CHEERS to Friday? Yes, yes we can! Especially with today’s Spiced Pineapple Rum Hot Toddy Recipe. But first, I must explain something here. You see, we ended Friendsgiving with these desserts but honestly, I can’t end a meal just with dessert. There’s gotta be something more to linger and sip on while we celebrate a good meal and good company.
Hence this drink. I know what you’re thinking. A hot toddy? Please. That’s a medicinal drink. Yes it is, but this one has many purposes. More than medicinal. Ready to hear me out?
WHAT IS A HOT TODDY?
Thanks wikipedia –> is typically a mixed drink made of liquor and water with honey (or, in some recipes, sugar), herbs (such as tea) and spices, and served hot. Hot toddy recipes vary and are traditionally imbibed before retiring for the night, or in wet or cold weather. Some believe the drink relieves the symptoms of the cold and flu .
My ideal purpose for this recipe was to combine the yumness and chillax factor of a Hot Butter Rum drink with the Medicinal purposes of a Hot toddy. But I also wanted this drink to be somewhat healthy for digestion.
I replaced the extra sugar with pineapple juice. Which also happens to contain bromelain, an enzyme that can help breakdown protein for better digestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties is loaded with Vitamin C. On top of that, a serving (1.5 -2oz) of rum is gluten free and has been shown to provide anti-microbial properties which may help when suffering from common cold. Can we say SUPER FOOD? Yes!
I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to drink to that. Healthy digestion, which we all are going to need after a big holiday meal.
Healthy immunity, because it is cold and flu season. I’ll take all the immunity boosting factors I can get (hot toddy being that the bonus booster).Print
Spiced Pineapple Rum Hot Toddy! It’s the perfect festive Fall/Winter drink to soothe the body or to simply enjoy with good company.
- 1/2 cup natural pineapple concentrate (from frozen works great)
- 1 3/4 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 oz spiced rum
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
- 2 tsp honey (or agave nectar for vegan option)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 oz coconut cream or milk (warmed)
Place pineapple juice concentrate and water in a pot on stove. Simmer on medium until pineapple concentrate, rum, and water blend and mix together.
Add in your cinnamon stick, vanilla, honey, salt, and cinnamon, and let is simmer more on low or medium low for another 5 minutes.
Serve into 2-3 glasses and then add in 1 to 2 oz of coconut cream to each glass.
Stir with your cinnamon stick and add more cinnamon on top if desired.
This Spiced Pineapple Hot Toddy is DARN TASTY and so SOOTHING to drink! A drink you want to nurse on over a period of time.
If you walked in the kitchen while I was making this for you, you’d smell the sweet aroma of citrus all bundled up with cozy cinnamon and a hint of honey. Just imagine that for a second, mm k? Like if you came for friendsgiving and we all hung out post meal and enjoyed a drink together. And when I say drink, I mean one glass. Come on now, we don’t want those health perks to backfire, right?
That being said, I’m happy to have you over for a nightly hot toddy fix post Thanksgiving as well. You know, to keep the good health and good vibes going all through winter. And for those who don’t drink (or are pregnant), I’ll make yours a virgin. Still tasty with similar HEALTH perks.
Would you be up for that?
Good, now I’ll go get the stovetop ready!
Oh and if you’re not up for rum but still want a festive spiced pineapple drink to enjoy this holiday, try my Cranberry Turmeric Pineapple Elixir! Booze free. 😉
Favorite Holiday Cocktail? Do tell!