Maw Stoots’ Hot Toddy
Maw Stoots had this in her recipe box, but she couldn’t remember where she got it from. She said it might have come from her sister Pearl. Or it could have come from her mom Martha, which would put this recipe around the late 1800s.
Maw said they used to drink it when it snowed to keep from getting a chill and catching a cold. But she thought they drank it just to stay warm on those cold winter days.
Which ever works for you, it’s just what you need to run away a cold, or knock out a chill.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- A dab of butter – 1/4 teaspoon will do
- Add a jigger of rum – 1 1/2 ounces
- 3 oz of spring water
- 1 slice of fresh lemon
- Optional: Sprinkle of ground cloves