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Recreated Hot Cider Toddy

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    Here is an old recipe from my Granny's family.

    Hot Cider Toddy

    2/3 cup strained honey
    7 cups cider
    1 apple
    whole cloves
    1 orange
    1 teaspoon grated orange rind
    2 cups orange juice

    Mix honey and 1 cup of cider well. Add rest of cider. Stud apple and orange with cloves. Add to the cider and heat. Add rind and juice and heat for about 2 minutes longer. Serve piping hot.

    This is great for a brisk fall day or cold winter evening.
     

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    Oooh! Another one to try directly! I've still got lots of cider from the baked apples. :smile: Sounds so good! I would be like the Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time bear....

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    It would make an interesting topic, about toddies and medicine. My paternal granddad, the CW vet from Kentucky, always had a hot toddy first thing in the morning. He'd make it with honey and whiskey - good whiskey at that! Then he'd go out to work. Never drank a drop otherwise. Just a short time ago I discovered the old planters in Georgia and South Carolina used to drink a toddy before going out in the fields as a preventative against malaria and other illnesses. Granddad's family was originally from South Carolina.
     
  4. donna

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    My Granny had that toddy like your granddad's, honey and whiskey. She said it was good when she had a cold. She was born, raised and died in Ky.

    I think making a thread on toddies and medicine would be good topic. I have several old ones. I think it would be appropriate in the Food Forum as many were made by the women of the household.
     
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    Asked my dad how grandpa made his morning toddy. Dad said he was only a kid - he was 12 when his father died at 96 - but he thought it was squeezing half a lemon into a coffee cup, then adding two spoonfuls of honey, then about half a coffee cup of hot water. Stir, then add - he thought - a shot and a half of whiskey. He said his dad sometimes gave it to him for a cold or sore throat. (He didn't know if it really helped but he sure felt better! :confused:)
     
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    I remember my Granny making them, but don't have the recipe but I believe it like what your dad said.
     
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    Another Cider Recipe. This one is from my Granny.
     
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    I make mine almost the same way except I don't use lemon juice or honey and I skip the hot water and I use a glass instead of a cup.....with an ice-cube or two.
     
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    Oh yes! I thread on hot toddies would be excellent! I also remember getting a hot toddy when I was sick as a child! Honey, lemon, whisky. Always seemed to do the trick!
     
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    Bringing this thread up for Hot Toddy Day, Jan. 11th.
     
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    I remember as a child getting a hot cider toddy as a child for a sore throat but i'm sure there was no booze in it.very soothing on the throat.
     
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    My grandmother would toss a cap full of Stroh rum into tea with lemon when I had a really bad cold as a kid. My mom apparently was not privy to her remedy until more recently when I mentioned it to her :tongue:
     
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    Grandma's do wonderful things.
     

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