Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thirsty Thursday

With this beautiful fall weather that has started to push in I thought it appropriate to bring back one of my cool weather drinks. No, not this gorgeous Serviceberry...

The Hot Toddy

I thought "Toddy" was a funny word and did a little research, come to find out it may have orginated in Asia or Africa as an alcoholic beverage made from the sap of palm trees. I love the internet, there is all kinds of great information!

Traditional Scottish recipe from Wikipedia

Pour a shot of Whisky into a cup or mug, add boiling water to it. Add a spoonful of honey or sugar. Add a half slice of lemon, 2 cloves and, if you have one, a cinnamon stick. leave it is to brew for 3–5 minutes. I like to take the cloves out when done steeping and keep the cinnamon stick out but close by so I can give it a swirl around the mug now and again.

This is the perfect cool weather drink, it really warms you up on a drizzly day.

Do you have a favorite cool weather drink? Please share!


Images from: my own, here and here

1 comment:

  1. My Mother-in-law taught me this recipe and if one feels a cold coming on, a hot toddy and early to bed will cure, for sure.