Rum Toddy Redux

If the idea of another season of long, frosty evenings leaves you feeling hungry for spring, I'd like to share a good reason to love the cold weather.  Around the holidays, I always make a big batch of rum toddy mix.  This stuff is more than simply delicious; it's a memory in the making.

The batter is a do ahead task and can easily sit in the fridge from Thanksgiving to Christmas without a problem.  The ingredients include plenty of aromatic and delicious spices like ginger, cinnamon and cloves.  It has a butter base and is rich in brown sugar and honey, too.

Here's how it works: After mixing up a batch of batter, you spoon it into boiling water, add rum (or another libation) and finish it off with a little whipped cream and fresh ground nutmeg (if you like).  Nothing -- I mean noting -- not a hot bath, not a back rub and not an unexpectedly clean kitchen, has more appeal than 15 quiet, indulgent minutes with this delicious drink. 

Hey, I'm not even much of an alcohol drinker, and I look forward to making this mix -- and the resulting steaming cups of rum toddy -- every, single year. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. 

I included the actual recipe in a previous post.  You can find it here.

The Best Rum Toddy Recipe Ever  

While you're at it, here are a couple of other posts that may interest you until next time:

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe 
Thanksgiving at the Last Minute - Tips and Tricks
Sage is Good for More than Stuffing


  1. Merry Christmas! We just made our first batch of Rum Toddys this afternoon. Delicious. It will be part of our Christmas Day rituals (not to mention Boxing Day, day after Boxing Day, let's see...) for years to come. Thank you for sharing your recipe and for all of your posts. Our garden and our spirits (yum!) benefit from your wisdom. Cheers from BC!

    1. Sarah,

      Thank you! It's a great time of year to relax with a soothing libation, and a toddy sure fits the bill. May your cardamom never lose its punch. Thanks for writing.



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