Hot buttered rum

There’s nothing like this classic New England drink to warm you to your toes on a cool autumn evening. The Joy of Cooking notes that it is rather curious that “the Puritans made drinks like this one, which has been said to make a man see double and feel single”. I suppose I’d better administer…

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Hot toddy

Continuing on my quest for cold remedies, I decided to try out a classic: a hot toddy. Given David’s penchant for whisky products, I’m actually somewhat surprised we’d never tried it before. There is a wealth of literature on the toddy–some use tea, others just hot water, along with a variety of different liquor and…

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Tom & Jerry

Continuing the hunt for interesting hot holiday drinks, I suggested trying this elaborate, eggnog-like drink for a recent gathering we had. While the raw egg can be off-putting to some, our local chemistry professor cheekily assured us that it would be highly unlikely there be any problem.

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Gingerbread coffee

In line with the recent kick we’ve been on exploring new and interesting hot drinks, I decided to get into the Christmas spirit (now that Thanksgiving has passed) by making “gingerbread” coffee. A simple and straightforward recipe including molasses and the spice trifecta of the season (ginger, cinnamon and cloves) to add just a little…

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Mulled cider

With Chicago temperatures dropping and some seriously biting winds kicking up, we’ve been on a bit of hot drink kick of late. I ran across a section of Joy of Cooking that outlined a variety of classic (as well as some exotic) hot drinks. How about some syllabub, originally made by milking a cow directly…

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