Warm & Wonderful Toddies
Brrr… when the chill catches up with you, a warm, comforting drink hits the spot. Originating in the British Isles, the hot toddy helped its drinker recover from inclement winter weather with a combination of whisky or brandy, hot water and honey or sugar.
There are almost as many versions of the hot toddy as there are aficionados – some include lemon, cinnamon, cloves, flavored soda or fruit juice. Since the ingredients of a hot toddy are less important than the feeling the drink imparts, each one is a unique expression of the drinker’s personal preferences. As the Scots say, “Here’s tae ye!”
Find more toddy recipes in the Winter 2016 issue of Something Extra magazine.
Hot Pear and Elderflower Toddy
4 Raley’s Pear Halves in Juice
3/4 cup pear juice from can
1/3 cup St-Germain liqueur
3 tbsp. water
2 cinnamon sticks
Quartered fresh pear for garnish
Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 5 minutes, Serves: 2
Puree pears until very smooth. Place in a small saucepan with remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, then remove cinnamon sticks. Pour into 2 mugs. Let cool slightly before sipping. Garnish with a quartered fresh pear, if you like.
270 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g total fat (0 g sat.), 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 40 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 9 points