By Diane Forrest,
Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we, Hey!
Flim Flam, Bim Bam
OLE MISS BY DAMN!
If you are from Mississippi you will immediately recognize that chant as the famous Ole Miss cheer. If you are alumni these are probably the first words your children say. But what is a Hot Toddy? A hot toddy is a mixed drink that usually contains alcohol and it is served warm, and usually includes hot tea or apple cider. They are usually drunk at night before bedtime in wet or cold weather. They were believed to cure the cold or flu. However, the American Lung Association frowns on alcohol as a cure for colds because it causes dehydration.
Hot toddy’s are a cure for a cold night, and since today is Hot Toddy Day, why not try this recipe to fight those winter chills!
1 oz brandy, whiskey or rum
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag
Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.
Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.
On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.
Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.