Difference between revisions of "Toddy"

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If you try to get a clear definition of the Toddy by using the Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide, you will find it all quite confusing. He lumps the Toddy and Sling together, appearing to indicate that both can be hot or cold, with the only difference being a Sling is server with a grating oh nutmeg.
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If you try to get a clear definition of the Toddy by using the Jerry Thomas 1862 Bartenders Guide, you will find it more than a little confusing. He lumps the Toddy and Sling together, appearing to indicate that both can be hot or cold, with the only difference being a Sling is server with a grating of nutmeg.
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In this section he lists recipes for:
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* '''Apple Toddy''': Sugar, cider brandy, 1/2 baked apple, boiling water, garnished with grated nutmeg.
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* '''Brandy Toddy''': Sugar, brandy, water, ice. And indicates that a "Hot Brandy Toddy" would omit the ice and use boiling water.
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* '''Whiskey Toddy''': Sugar, whiskey, water, ice.
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* '''Gin Toddy''': Sugar, gin, water, ice.
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* '''Brandy Sling''': "...same ingredients as brandy toddy, except you grate a little nutmeg on top."
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* '''Hot Whiskey Sling''': Whiskey, boiling water, garnished with grated nutmeg.
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* '''Gin Sling''': "...same ingredients as gin toddy, except you grate a little nutmeg on top."
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From this it sounds like all that differentiates a Toddy from a [[Sling]] is the addition of grated nutmeg, except that the Apple Toddy includes nutmeg. It is also strange that the Hot Whiskey Sling doesn't include sugar.

Revision as of 12:59, 13 January 2020

A toddy is almost always a hot drink, if made cold, it would be hard to distinguish it from a sling.

Traditional recipes consist of a spirit, mixed with hot water and a sweetener of some sort. Sometimes it is garnished with a lemon twist or even a lemon wedge, and a sprinkling of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Jerry Thomas

If you try to get a clear definition of the Toddy by using the Jerry Thomas 1862 Bartenders Guide, you will find it more than a little confusing. He lumps the Toddy and Sling together, appearing to indicate that both can be hot or cold, with the only difference being a Sling is server with a grating of nutmeg.

In this section he lists recipes for:

  • Apple Toddy: Sugar, cider brandy, 1/2 baked apple, boiling water, garnished with grated nutmeg.
  • Brandy Toddy: Sugar, brandy, water, ice. And indicates that a "Hot Brandy Toddy" would omit the ice and use boiling water.
  • Whiskey Toddy: Sugar, whiskey, water, ice.
  • Gin Toddy: Sugar, gin, water, ice.
  • Brandy Sling: "...same ingredients as brandy toddy, except you grate a little nutmeg on top."
  • Hot Whiskey Sling: Whiskey, boiling water, garnished with grated nutmeg.
  • Gin Sling: "...same ingredients as gin toddy, except you grate a little nutmeg on top."

From this it sounds like all that differentiates a Toddy from a Sling is the addition of grated nutmeg, except that the Apple Toddy includes nutmeg. It is also strange that the Hot Whiskey Sling doesn't include sugar.