Did you ever go to summer camp as a kid? You know, when you get there it is nerve-wracking because you don’t know who your friends are going to be and everything is a bit awkward. But by the end of camp, you are maybe ready to go home but have a fondness for the place that you think you will never forget. That is how I am starting to feel about these deep dives into recipes and I gotta say it, I am gonna miss you Hot Toddy.
When I chose the hot toddy as a topic, I thought it would be a great holiday adventure, and I was right. It is cold outside and looking into the hot drinks really been the best kind of chore. I get to drink warm, comforting drinks on miserably cold winter nights! That is what they pay me the big bucks for, and believe me, there are no big bucks.
Hot Toddy History
I have actually been able to complete a topic where I feel there is fairly concrete evidence as to where the origin of the hot toddy comes from. As we found in the history post, it looks like it comes from the name of a water well in Edinburgh, Scotland named Tod’s Well. Now I sort of wonder who Tod is. Oh well, that story is for a different day. There are some different theories and there is definitely some room to be incorrect, but Tod’s Well seems to have all the right components for a good origin story.
Hot Toddy Flavors
I made an original recipe that was very good. After all of my research and wrapping myself in the world of the Hot Toddy, I did make some changes that I felt were a but a bit truer to what a hot toddy is about. Either is a valid hot toddy recipe. As always, I say drink what you like. I do feel that I have some new appreciation and understanding of the recipe and am glad that I spent time on it.
Here is a list of all posts:
- An introduction to our Hot Toddy series.
- How to make a hot toddy. Our first run.
- Hot toddy history.
- Seven fireplace cocktails and winter drinks.
- Elements of a great hot toddy.
- Naughty Hot Toddy Ice Cream Dessert.
- Hot toddy for a cold recipe.
- Apple Ginger Hot Toddy recipe.
- The Best Hot Toddy recipe.
What long strange trip it’s been. Ok. Maybe not that long and not that strange. We learned about a drink and we drank a bunch of the drink. Consider it drunken. I am happy to have learned about the hot toddy and happy to go down the path of a new recipe! Stay tuned to see what that is!