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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2008, 03:06:07 pm »
I can't wait until the starbuck red cups are back.. its the rare time I buy starbucks!
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2008, 04:30:26 pm »
I can't wait until the starbuck red cups are back.. its the rare time I buy starbucks!

Yeehaw for the holiday forum!!  :D

The red cups are back already here in Pittsburgh!!  It's kind of shocking to think that November is already well underway!



By the way... I'm still waiting for someone to vote for "posset" from this list!  Maybe it'll happen this year.
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2008, 06:15:08 pm »
what IS posset!?
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2008, 12:15:42 am »
So, the topic of hot toddies came up in chat this weekend.  And, I was inspired to post a recipe here.  I'm sad to see that hot toddy hasn't received any votes yet... so maybe this will inspire a surge in its popularity.  ::) ;D

Anyway... I think there are a ton of different interpretations of what "hot toddy" means... but here's one that sounds good.

<img src="http://www.divshare.com/img/3058829-c9f.jpg" border="0" />

recipe from: http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink4355.html



I voted for the hot toddy, Amanda, but I may be confused...the ones I've had were whisky-based instead of brandy...

Also on my list are cocoa with marshmallows, mulled cider, and buttered rum.
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2008, 01:02:35 am »
what IS posset!?

This was based on my "research" on the topic of posset last year.   I think I learned of the term in the first place by Googling traditional holiday drinks.  I wanted to put some rather obscure options or very old-fashioned options on the list just for fun.  I also seem to recall thinking it was neat that this recipe seems to have a connection to Scotland.  So, at least initially I was curious to know if you'd ever heard of it.  It's not all that easy to find a lot of information on it, so I think it probably is pretty obscure.  And, I'm wondering if it's more of a historical drink than a drink that people make these days.


This is from the first page of this thread.
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Here's one description of posset from: http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/hot-drinks-feature-993.html

Possets:
Possets are hot, alcoholic, milky drinks which were all the rage back in the Middle Ages. A classic Scottish posset combines milk, oatmeal, salt, honey, grated nutmeg and a large shot of whisky heated until it is nearly boiling.


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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2008, 02:39:08 am »
Nice to see this thread again.  :)

I voted for 'specialised tea'. I tasted a 'Jäger tea' in Italy when we went skiing a couple of years ago. It's basically a tea with a good shot of Jägermeister in it. Jägermeister is a German herbal liquor. I was quite good. After spending the day out in the cold, this drink really warmed me up.
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2008, 02:54:40 pm »
Now that you remind me I think you telling me that last year too!!!

Oh and you made me spend about $10 this morning Amanda!!

I had to commute this morning to see my mentor, who is based in Edinurgh (a great role model but I'll talk about that in the feminist forum) anyway -I tend to treat myself to coffee and muffin when I do that extra 1hr commute each way on top of my daily commute....

anyway i was walking form one train station to the other and I saw Starbucks had the red cups. (Now as I say I don't normally buy in Starbucks) So I bought a dark cherry mocha and an overpriced muffin. It was okay but not really to my taste! They seem to have discontinued the egg nog one.
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2008, 11:33:33 pm »
Here's a hot toddy recipe that's "got whiskey or sumpthin"  ;)

1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz sugar syrup
1 slice lemon
1 clove
4 oz hot water

Heat in a heat-resistant glass, and fill with hot water. Add a lemon slice speared with a clove, and serve.
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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2009, 07:59:14 pm »
 :D :D
On the Food Network a little bit ago, the show Good Eats with Alton Brown, did a program on old, very traditional Chistmas recipes (from Victorian times, etc.)  And, he made wassail and talked about posset!!  It immediately made me think of this thread.

He was working from such old recipes that there were no measurments or temperatures.  Just lists of ingredients.  It was actually really interesting, and all the recipes seemed very complex.

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Re: Thoughts on Hot Seasonal Beverages!
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2009, 03:25:34 pm »
I'm not normally a hot chocolate drinker, but I can still taste the cocoa I had at Meadowlark Lodge after climbing Brokenback for the very first time in January 2007! It was heavenly!

Nowadays, I'm trying not to become addicted to the Gingerbread Latte at Starbucks. It is wonderful especially with the treat at the end--little bits of crystallized ginger. But, usually they forget to put it in unless specifically asked.
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