This Sunday Sesh we are raising our glasses to the Hot Toddy !
The word ‘Toddy’ comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. Its earliest known use to mean "a beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices" is from 1786! However, a few other sources credit Robert Bentley Todd for his prescription of a hot drink of brandy, canella (white cinnamon), sugar syrup, and water. Also known as hot whiskey in Ireland, is typically a mixed drink made of liquor and water with honey (or, in some recipes, sugar), herbs(such as tea) and spices, and served hot. Hot toddy recipes vary and are traditionally drunk before retiring for the night, or in wet or cold weather. Some believe the drink relieves the symptoms of the cold and flu!
- So dust off your old Bourbon, put on the kettle, and get in!
A good place to start with the Vieux Carre, perhaps, is how to pronounce it. Although the name is French, the pronunciation most certainly is not. This cocktail is pronounced ‘voo car-ray’.
Here's to all the good times wasted on having good times and the good times to come. 1960's gritty and bluesy sounding British band Eric Burdon and The Animals are giving us 'The Good Times', an ode to regrets of having wasted time away on useless things, only thing is, we don't regret them!