"Tilly Jane Toddy" recipe
This brown-spice warmer has become a reliable beverage to enjoy after trail venturing. It packs easily and lightly, with a minimum of liquid weight. Easy to prepare and enjoy with company in the cozy charm of Tilly Jane cabin or any favored place and time...
TILLY JANE TODDY
In a medium-small mug (~ 8-ounce) put:
- 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4- to 6-whole cloves embedded in the white rind of a ...
- fresh lemon, cross-sliced one quarter-inch thick or less.
- Fill the cup with hot water (boiled 2-plus minutes if from snow-melt or surface water).
Due to the "staying power" of the brown spices and lemon, two or three rounds of hot water & sweetener may be added to extend your hot toddy for a long evening of ongoing enjoyment. This can be enjoyed as a hot drink from morning to night.
Curative powers may be claimed by those that use "hot toddy" to ward off sore throats and the effects of the common cold. Even good chilled to room temperature or cooler; it evokes what a cola drink may have been pre-carbonation, pre-caffeine and pre-mass marketing.
Of course, a one-ounce shot of rum or brandy can be added to the above for a great adult night cap. The toddy's curative powers, however, will not get you out of a ditch if your enhanced imbibing continues too long.