Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Hot Toddy

Grandma had elixirs that were surefire recipes to get you back on your feet in no time flat. These mysterious remedies included chicken soup and hot compresses and, of course, the hot toddy.

Personally, I do not know if the hot toddy is a cure for anything, but it sure makes living with a cold a lot easier! This is my grandmama’s recipe and it works every time.
  1. Brew a pot of black tea adding a cinnamon stick, some cloves and a few whole cardamom seeds
  2. Pour a mug of it. Add a liberal dose of honey or brown sugar
  3. Add a slug (approximately 2 oz.) of rye whiskey
  4. Stir until the honey is not gloppy anymore, and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice (for the vitamin C)
Drink at regular intervals until you feel better.

1 comment:

Selvan777 said...

Toddy, one of my Dad's favorites, was a very well liked drink by many in Singapore years ago. I recall as a child how pungent it was, I mean you could literally smell it a mile away and it was not a good one. Needless to say, it was never drank at home for that very reason...:)

It has since been banned apparently due to it's toxicity.