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Dec 4, 2006 02:31 PM

Warm or hot Toddy anyone?

What to drink for those cold winter days?? recipes please-
My old one: a bit of butter, strong coffee, whiskey and add whipped cream on top-I need more

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  1. Hot water, lemon juice, honey, whiskey (rye!) -- not just good for a cold.

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    1. re: HenryT

      ....add a pinch of cayenne, and 2 slices of ginger and you've got Aunt Reba's cold remmedy. It IS good for anytime--next to the fire in a bitter cold night or day. Really savory and satisfying.

      1. re: toodie jane

        GOOOO, Aunt Reba! (hey, toodie,, did you see my posted ? to you abou the santa cruz brit groc?)

    2. Not exactly a hot toddy, but I really like hot buttered rum, especially when I'm coming down with a cold:

      Meyer's rum, some boiling water, real maple syrup, a dollop of butter on top, and sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg.

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        1. re: Nora Rocket

          It really is. Proportions are, of course, to one's taste -- but somehow the Meyer's really makes it. (No, I don't work for them, but I've tried other rums and they don't give it the depth of flavor I like.) Especially if you're coming down with a cold, take two (rather large and strong) ones of these and go to bed. I always feel much better in the morning.

      1. The hot water with bourbon/whiskey, lemon, sugar/honey, cloves always works - or - spike some fresh cocoa with brandy, mint schnapps, etc.