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TownSpa Dec 16, 2010 06:19 PM

Headed to the Patriots game on Sunday night and fully expecting to freeze my arse off. So, I thought I'd bring a hot beverage instead of drinking beer slushies. Any suggestions? The first ideas that came to me were either a hot toddy or coffee enhanced with a mix of Kahlua, Baileys, and Frangelico. But, is there anything I can make a Thermos of and bring to the game? I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!

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    wagoneer79 Jan 13, 2011 06:39 PM

    I know i am going to be made fun of for one ingredient, but bare with me....

    1 gallon good apple cider
    1/2 gallon of apple juice
    2 cups brown sugar (you can add more later if you prefer)
    12 cloves
    2-3 cinnamon sticks
    2 tsp fresh nutmeg

    Bring it all to a simmer for 30 minutes so everything is incorporated, mulled and bubbly.

    Then TURN OFF THE HEAT and let the mixture cool for 20-30 minutes, then add 1 750ml bottle of Everclear and 1/2 of a 750ml bottle of vodka. This will likely foam up so use a big pot. After any foaming subsides you can heat the whole thing back up to drinking temp and serve it up (or bottle in a thermos).

    We call it Hot Apple Pie....but i know that name is used for many other recipes (including the Tuaca one listed above). The only thing i have seen my (non-drinking) mother get a little too tipsy on.

    1. StriperGuy Jan 13, 2011 07:49 AM

      I had a nice hot buttered rum last night:

      1/4 cup hot water
      1 oz old monk rum
      1 oz Brugal anejo rum
      fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg
      healthy pat of butter

      1. invinotheresverde Dec 19, 2010 07:52 AM

        Bourbon and hot, mulled cider. Yummmmm.

        1. alanbarnes Dec 18, 2010 11:51 PM

          You had me at "hot toddy."

          Seriously, mix the brown liquor of your choice with sugar, lemon juice, and boiling water to taste. Put it in the Thermos and you're good to go. What's not to like?

          Sure, you could make a nice drink by muddling fennel slices and dill leaves in a vodka infusion of saffron and black pepper. (Actually, that's pretty tasty hot or cold.) But seriously, you're going to a football game. A hot toddy is as good as it gets.

          1. JMF Dec 18, 2010 09:01 AM

            mulled red wine

            1. Tripeler Dec 17, 2010 08:33 PM

              Pour half a cup of boiling water into a large mug, throw in a clove and wait three minutes. Pour in half a cup of anejo tequila. Sip slowly.

              It's great when you think you are coming down with a cold.

              I have no name for this, so call it what you want.

              1. corneygirl Dec 17, 2010 06:19 PM

                Hot mulled cider with spiced rum is good. The only way I drink rum really.

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                  kattyeyes Dec 18, 2010 05:18 PM

                  Along those lines, how 'bout hot apple pie? That's hot cider with Tuaca...NOM, NOM, NOM!

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                    corneygirl Dec 19, 2010 07:22 AM

                    Now that is sounds like the perfect thing for a night of Netflix and snow!

                2. deet13 Dec 17, 2010 06:17 PM

                  When the weather is dropping, I'm in the habit of heating up a batch of strong grog for the thermos. It's easy to make, fairly cheap, and tastes pretty good.

                  Plus, whenever it cools down, you can spike your coffee with it.

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                    pie22 Jan 11, 2011 05:29 PM

                    whats a strong grog?

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                      deet13 Jan 12, 2011 06:45 PM

                      The typical grog recipe has a 1:1 ratio of blackstrap rum to boiling water. A strong grog recipe has a 2:1 or even a 3:1 ratio of blackstrap rum to boiling water.

                      Lemon, nutmeg, and brown sugar are added for the vitamin content and flavor.

                      If you really wanted to go old school Royal Navy, you could add lemon juice, nutmeg, and sugar to hot, 80 proof blackstrap rum.

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                        pie22 Jan 13, 2011 07:07 AM

                        thank you

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                    Klunco Dec 17, 2010 05:09 PM

                    Was at the game in Chicago last sunday and sustained myself on Hot Toddies. I'll be at this Sunday's game as well and plan to do the same thing. I prefer making mine with Irish Whiskey. What's nice is unlike a spiked coffee that you'll only want one or two of, you can make weaker HTs and nurse them all day.

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                      pthaloearth Dec 17, 2010 09:12 AM

                      hot buttered rum is another common one.

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