December Toddy, 1940 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

Posted on Dec 27 2013 - 5:12am by RetroRuth

We have another hot drink for you this week, and not just because I like showing off my awesome vintage hot/cold glasses!

IMG_4374

This week we picked the “December” themed drink from the Merry Mixer, December Toddy. I was actually pretty excited about this one, because it had lemon in it. I LOVE putting lemons in my tea, so I thought this one might turn out really well.

IMG_4370

December Toddy
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lump sugar
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 3 or 4 whole cloves
  • 1 jigger Old Schenley Bottled in Bond (Bourbon)
Instructions
  1. Put spoon in old-fashioned glass and fill with hot water.

We mixed it up and we were ready to go.

Except for the fact that this thing seriously smelled rank.

IMG_4381

“What the heck is in this thing?”

“Nothing crazy. Just sugar, cloves, lemon and bourbon.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes!”

“Well…it smells like feet.”

“Just drink it.”

IMG_4388

IMG_4400

“Well. That tastes…interesting.”

“What does it taste like?”

“I’m not quite sure. It mostly just has a ‘vintage’ flavor.”

The Verdict: Rank smell, “Vintage” flavor

From The Tasting Notes:

Unusual flavor, not sure what to make of it. Sort of tastes like something that is really old. Not really my choice for a hot drink. Mostly because it smells horrible.

WordPress Author Box

I love everything retro, vintage, mid-century, kitsch and all things atomic! A 21st century housewife just trying to fit in...to the 50's. I have a passion for vintage recipes and an enormous vintage cookbook collection that I keep testing, even though by now I should know better. Creator of Mid-Century Menu (www.midcenturymenu.com), No Pattern Required (www.nopatternrequired.com), and I Ate The 80's (www.iatethe80s.com).

Like us on Facebook
on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter
Follow @MidCenturyMenu on Twitter

1 Comment so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tiff December 27, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hilarious review. I think I’ll pass. Your husband is a TROOPER!

Leave A Response

Rate this recipe: