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Warm or hot Toddy anyone?

marlie202 Dec 4, 2006 02:31 PM

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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    tdo ca Dec 4, 2006 10:27 PM

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

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      Youffraita Dec 4, 2006 09:59 PM

      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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        Nora Rocket Dec 7, 2006 09:28 PM

        Woah, Youffraita, sounds great!

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          Youffraita Dec 21, 2006 11:34 PM

          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.

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        HenryT Dec 4, 2006 02:32 PM

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

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          toodie jane Dec 4, 2006 02:36 PM

          ....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
            opinionatedchef Dec 4, 2006 03:24 PM

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

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