Hot Toddy

hot toddy

the ‘CURE’!!! by amma_maw.

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A lovely moment; somebody’s great grandmother gets out the raw ingredients for that most excellent of cold remedies – the hot toddy.  Grandma knows best!

Wiki has a nice entry on the hot toddy, including etymology. See here.

Or here’s an excerpt:

Hot toddy is a name given to a mixed drink that is served hot, believed to have originated in Scotland. Although there are many variations, essential ingredients are:

Other ingredients that are often added:

Hot toddies (such as mulled cider) are traditionally drunk before going to bed, or in wet and cold weather. They were believed to help cure the cold and flu, but the American Lung Association now recommends avoiding treating the common cold with alcoholic beverages as they have no curative effect and cause dehydration.[1]

One Response to “Hot Toddy”

  1. Todian Boston « City Committee Says:

    […] and comforting about the words “hot toddy.” This is a drink that your grandfather (and your grandmother!) loves, that might be carried around the neck of a St. Bernard, that emulates maternal remedies […]

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