Grandma’s Old Fashioned Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 10, 2015

Dating back to at least the 17th century, traditional toddies were concocted with booze, water and either sugar or honey to act as a sweetening agent. It’s unclear where exactly toddies originated, and many cultures have variations on the traditional drink using local spirits or other ingredients. Historically consumed as a warming mechanism on cold nights, hot toddies developed a …

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Hot New Year’s Apple-Pear Cider:

Posted by Mr BBQ on January 3, 2015

Let’s start out the “Q” Year with a healthy, warmer-upper that the whole family can enjoy. Lots of great Vitamin C in this sipper. It’s a good for you libation to start off the year.

Ingredients: 2 qts. apple cider, 1 quart pear juice, 1/4 cup white sugar, 10 whole cloves, 6 whole allspice, 4 cinnamon sticks. Lemon and/or orange slices …

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The Prince of Wales–

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 27, 2014

Sweet champagne, muddled pineapple, and warming rye whiskey form the basis for this pre-Prohibition era cocktail. The recipe for this version comes from New York City bar and restaurant The Beagle.


INGREDIENTS: 1 1-inch cube of pineapple, 1/4 oz. simple syrup, 1/2 oz. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur, 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey, Champagne, to top,Lemon twist, to garnish,6 ice …

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Posted by Mr BBQ on December 20, 2014

My buddy Dan Sweet came up with this version of the holiday classic libation. He swears that its superior to the pre-made variety becasue this Egg Nog is freshly made.

A couple of things to note before I give you the recipe:

This is a “top shelf” eggnog. The prices for the bottles can be high, but it has really seemed worth …

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Hot Cranberry Orange Cider

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 6, 2014

One of my favorite holiday flavors-cranberries and orange. Love em for muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread loaves! Here’s a family friendly flavorful warmer-upper, or with the addition of rum or vodka can be made into an adults only libation. However, don’t add the booze, until you’re ready to serve this drink.

Ingredients: 4 whole cloves,3 cups cranberry juice cocktail,4 allspice berries 1/4 …

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