Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Sep 14, 2012.
Here is thread on all kinds of Toddies for Hot Toddy Day.
Some of those old remedies are scary.Molasses and sulpher.yuck.
My wife and I were feeling a little under the weather over the holidays so I made Hot Toddies one day.
1 1/2 oz. Spiced Rum
3 oz. chai tea
0.75 oz. honey
1 wedge of lemon
Tea, Honey and Lemon helps a lot with a sore throat. The Rum helps with everything.
From the illustrious Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. Seems an odd mixture, but its in her invalid recipe section, so I assume this would be for a cold perhaps?
INGREDIENTS – 1–1/2 pint of boiling water, the juice of 4 lemons, the rinds of 2, 1/2 pint of sherry, 4 eggs, 6 oz. of loaf sugar.
Mode.—Pare off the lemon-rind thinly, put it into a jug with the sugar, and pour over the boiling water. Let it cool, then strain it; add the wine, lemon-juice, and eggs, previously well beaten, and also strained, and the beverage will be ready for use. If thought desirable, the quantity of sherry and water could be lessened, and milk substituted for them. To obtain the flavor of the lemon-rind properly, a few lumps of the sugar should be rubbed over it, until some of the yellow is absorbed.
Not all that odd,except maybe for the eggs.
Yes, that's what threw me off when I read the concoction, the eggs. Mixing eggs with that much lemon juice sounds like it would cause the eggs to congeal, as I know acids through off egg mixtures in high quantities. Maybe the sherry and sugar help stabilize the mixture.
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