Skip to Content

Coconut Chai Hot Toddy

This coconut chai hot toddy is made with a generous splash of dark rum, spices and creamy coconut milk for the perfect cozy holiday drink.

This picture might make you think it’s somewhere in the 30s outside, the fire is on in the background and I’m in a constant state of sweatpant + sweatshirt wearing.

One of those things is true. I’ll let you guess which one…

Sweatpants for life.

Coconut chai hot toddy

No but seriously, this December has been so weird.

I will never complain about 50 and 60 degree temps a week or so out from Christmas though.

It makes coming home from a week long trip to Florida slightly more bearable (even though there are no more palm trees on my daily walks).

That said, my body wants it to be cold and every night since pretty much early November I’ve had the wintery “warm mugs of anything” craving kick in.

Sometimes this is simply hot tea (better yet, apple cider tea) or, if I’m feeling more ambitious, an apple cinnamon tea latte.

Other nights, it’s warmed up almond milk, almond extract, wintery spices and some stevia (<—killer), and then other nights it’s this coconut chai hot toddy.

Let’s pretend that I do the non-alcoholic version on weekday nights and the real thing only on weekends like a responsible adult would.


Coconut chai hot toddy cocktail

I’m teaming up with the ladies again to not only bring you this coconut chai hot toddy but 4 other amazing healthy cocktail recipes for this winter season.

I can’t get over how bright and colorful some of these are!

Healthy Cocktail Recipes


Get festive this winter and make these delicious and refreshing Cranberry Mojitos! They’re made with all the classic mint mojito flavors with a splash of cranberry juice.

Cranberry Mint Mojito


This Cranberry Orange Margarita is a festive spin on your classic Margarita, perfect for your next party. Fresh squeezed orange juice, tequila, a touch of real cranberry juice, and a dash of sweetness and orange zest make this margarita the perfect holiday cocktail!

Cranberry Orange Margarita


This Almond Joy Martini is a rich and nutty cocktail featuring chocolate coconut water, vodka and a splash of amaretto. It’s perfect for holiday parties and a tad healthier since it’s made with coconut water.

Almond Joy Martini


This Pomegranate Champagne Martini makes the perfect celebratory cocktail for your next party. It’s sweetened with a touch of honey and pomegranate juice for a healthier drink recipe.

Pomegranate Champagne Martini

So whether you’re craving a fruity winter concoction or a cozy creamy one, I think we’ve got your boozing needs covered for the season with all these.

Chai coconut hot toddy

For real though on the booze, feel free to leave out the dark rum and still have the perfect cozy nighttime drink.

This coconut chai hot toddy is creamy, spicy and warms your whole body with every sip.

That said, 2 ounces of rum miiiight just make for a better night’s sleep though too.

Your choice.

For a matcha version of chai try this chai matcha latte recipe.

Want some other wintery drink options? How about this pumpkin hazelnut hot chocolate, or a gingerbread white russian?

Coconut Chai Hot Toddy

Coconut Chai Hot Toddy

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This coconut chai hot toddy is made with a generous splash of dark rum, spices and creamy coconut milk for the perfect cozy holiday drink.


  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (full fat from a can is best. Mix the cream and water together before pouring into the pot)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or more depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 2 ounces dark rum


  1. Combine the coconut milk, water and coconut sugar in a small sauce pot and bring to simmer.
  2. Turn off heat and place tea bag in the pot. Let steep for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add rum to the sauce pot, stir to combine then pour into a mug.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon or other spices.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


Please leave a comment below or pin it to your Pinterest account!

Jacqueline Meldrum

Monday 6th of December 2021

Perfect to cosy up with in the winter. We add whisky to a hot toddy in Scotland but this one sounds tasty.


Monday 6th of December 2021

I love anything chai and this looks incredible. Perfect for the cold weather.

Claudia Lamascolo

Monday 6th of December 2021

wonderful flavor combination and coconut is a bonus addition!


Monday 6th of December 2021

The drink was very yummy! We had it last night on a cozy-cold weather and it was perfect.

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

It's unusually FREEZING in Phoenix right now. Guess it's a nice change of pace ;) I love all these cocktails, and especially your hot drink! Great flavors combined. Just what I need!

Skip to Recipe