And that made me think about hot alcoholic drinks that are good when it's pouring rain or snowing or freezing outside. My mom used to make hot toddies for my dad (and later for me) when we were sick or when we had to be out in the rain, usually to a rum recipe but sometimes to a brandy one if we didn't have rum. We had a lemon tree in the backyard, so the hot toddies were always seriously lemony, and the lemon and the alcohol tang would sit above the liquid in the hot cup. Later in life I had things like Irish coffee and wassail (especially nom when it has baked apples in it) and several variations on "put alcohol in hot chocolate," but the hot toddy is the symbol of comforting hot drinks for me.
So I wondered what y'all drank (if anything) and especially if y'all had any good recipes! And I like polls.
Hot alcoholic drinks I/my family drink include:
hot toddy (whisky/whiskey)
hot toddy (rum)
hot toddy (brandy)
spiked hot chocolate
other spiked coffee
something else! I've got a great recipe I'll share in the comments!
( hot chocolate spiked with rum recipe )
And while I'm here let me just drop in a link for a hot buttered spiked cider recipe (a sort of hot buttered rum and mulled cider mashup),