Recreated Hot Cider Toddy

donna

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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.
 

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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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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.
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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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.
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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