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TimmyBoston
08-04-2006, 04:12
What is your favorite pour for a nightcap? What's that last drink you'd like to have before bedtime?

I very often will have a drink immediately before bed to help ease myself off to sleep. Sometimes I like a hot toddy, sometimes a pour of an Islay Scotch, sometimes a pour of a gentle bourbon. What are your favorites? Also does anyone have an interesting Hot Toddy recipe they'd like to share?

nor02lei
08-04-2006, 05:51
What is your favorite pour for a nightcap? What's that last drink you'd like to have before bedtime?

I very often will have a drink immediately before bed to help ease myself off to sleep. Sometimes I like a hot toddy, sometimes a pour of an Islay Scotch, sometimes a pour of a gentle bourbon. What are your favorites? Also does anyone have an interesting Hot Toddy recipe they'd like to share?

Tim,

Stagg!! The taste goes fro even if you have had quit a lot before and the proof really make the curtain go down.

Leif

thehighking
08-04-2006, 07:35
I think Basil Hayden's makes a perfect nightcap pour, or a nice Lowland scotch like Rosebank.

hollywood
08-04-2006, 12:34
I like all my favorite pours at anytime!, however sometimes I like some coffee before going to bed (Is that strange?!). With this coffee some irish cream often hits the spot. H'wood

ratcheer
08-04-2006, 16:12
I'm not much of a nightcap guy, but the best one I ever remember was Blanton's, straight in a crystal snifter.

Tim

photogjunkie
08-04-2006, 17:01
For me...it would have to be a Van Winkle product to send me gently off into the world of dreams.

Nebraska
08-04-2006, 20:19
listerine...fresh mint

TimmyBoston
08-05-2006, 00:29
listerine...fresh mint


Mark if you are that desperate for alcohol, I'm sure some of us around here would chip in to buy you a bottle. :slappin:

robbyvirus
08-05-2006, 00:35
I think rye makes a fine nitecap...Van Winkle or Sazerac being my preference.

contrarian
08-05-2006, 00:47
No nightcaps for me, thanks.

Late night drinking screws up my sleep worse than late night eating screws up my esophageal sphincter....

Jeff

Nebraska
08-05-2006, 11:33
I do stray sometimes...occasionally if I'm feeling under the weather I'll venture a pour of Nyquil.

Ubertaster
08-05-2006, 13:23
Two Alka Seltzer and a half glass of water.

bj

T47
10-18-2006, 22:56
I tried this recipe out of a local weekly tonight...as I was feeling a little under the weather and cold on this rainy nasty night.
It was the writers version of a Hot Toddy.

1 1/2 oz Makers Mark
2 Pads Butter
1 t Brown Sugar
Juice from a large orange slice (I used 1/4 of an orange)
Hot Water

Not bad...kind of hit the spot for me and warmed me right up.

cowdery
10-18-2006, 23:09
When I was married my wife made a hot toddy for me and she was under the impression that the water had to be really, really hot for it to work. No real damage was done when I tried to sip it but, "here, drink this boiling water" became a standing joke with us.

TimmyBoston
10-19-2006, 03:36
I tried this recipe out of a local weekly tonight...as I was feeling a little under the weather and cold on this rainy nasty night.
It was the writers version of a Hot Toddy.

1 1/2 oz Makers Mark
2 Pads Butter
1 t Brown Sugar
Juice from a large orange slice (I used 1/4 of an orange)
Hot Water

Not bad...kind of hit the spot for me and warmed me right up.

Todd, that sounds really good, but is it too rich with the butter?

Gillman
10-19-2006, 04:51
Complex mixture of 20+ bourbons and ryes and red vermouth mixture, about 2:1. Seemed a little grainy and rich (too sweet from whiskey and vermouth) so a light dash of vodka went in for display. Remarkable how the vodka fixed the drink, it became (I know I keep saying this) the best Manhattan I ever had. My vermouth combo has some Cinzano in it which adds a pleasing cinammon-like topnote.


Gary

T47
10-19-2006, 07:53
Oops...The recipe actually calls for 1 or 2 pads of butter and I did only use one...She also had some interesting ideas about Julep Toddys...using mint tea? Here (http://www.seattleweekly.com/food/0641/toddies.php) is the article.

shaggy
10-19-2006, 08:51
That's a great article. I remember getting hot toddies when i was sick as a child. My dad would put some bourbon in a skillet with honey, butter, and squeeze of lemon. He would boil a pot of water and pour a little bit into a coffee mug and add the contents of the skillet. I would breathe deep over the cup several times and sip from the mug. Things got hazy after that. I usually fell asleep for the night and woke up with less congestion.

If I needed a quick dose of cough medicine he would break out the half pint of peach schnapps and let me have a swig straight from the bottle. It is weird to have such good memories from being sick. I sort of feel a cold coming on now ;) I think tonight might be hot toddy time. I am going to try it with Beam Rye and local honey....

jspero
10-19-2006, 12:42
No nightcaps for me, thanks.

Late night drinking screws up my sleep worse than late night eating screws up my esophageal sphincter....

Jeff


Same here (well, about the drink, not the sphinc). If I drink too close to when I go to sleep, I wake up a lot and generally don't sleep well at all. I find an hour is a good time in between my last drink and going to sleep. I have no idea why, but there you have it.

Jay

jburlowski
10-19-2006, 13:36
Todd, that sounds really good, but is it too rich with the butter?

What could possibly be too rich about melted butter?