Gin Toddy

February 12, 2010 (Day 13) — Gin Toddy
Ah, date night. The one night of the week Jenn and I get to hang out together, listening to old jazz records on the record player, mix up a variety of drinks and make something for dinner that we don’t have the time for during the week. It’s nice to have the night to ourselves, an “adult” night if you will, where we can relive the days when we were dating.
Tonight’s meal: sushi. Shockingly enough, Dodge City does have everything you need to make your own sushi (except fresh fish, which we abastained from this evening. California rolls it was!)

Hand-rolled baby!

So, we thought it was be interesting to try something neither us have ever had. We decided on something that’s simple, but has one killer name — the toddy. Now, there are various versions of toddys out there. But tonight, we decided to have something a bit light to go along with the delicate flavors of the sushi, and settled on a gin toddy.
The recipe follows:
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/4 lemon, squeezed
  • 2 oz boiling water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • cinnamon stick for garnish

Pretty simple really. Pour the gin, lemon, water and sugar into your glass, then mix. Garnish with your cinnamon stick. I recommend using a brandy snifter for this drink, as you get those great vapors wafting up. This would be a great drink for someone with a bit of a head cold, as the lemon juice and the gin give this great citrusy steam. It’s not overpoweringly alcoholic either, as the sugar cuts down on some of the booze’s bite. Just don’t inhale when you a drink. That’s a bit rough.

And through the mist, emerged the rare cinnamon stick.

As the drink cools, I felt it came less pleasant, as that heat gave everything a very nice smoothness to it. Afterwards, the taste is almost a bit medicinal.
Jenn’s take: “It’s strangely good.”

Genieße das Leben ständig!

Du bist länger tot als lebendig!

— Mark

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