Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hotty Toddy!

Ok, I must admit, I am venturing out of my element here. But because I am doing a tailgating series as they say, "The show must go on." .....

The #1 Auburn Tigers face the Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday. I myself have never graced the lush grounds of The Grove at Oxford, Mississippi. I once read that Sports Illustrated ranked Ole Miss as the best place for tailgating, so I thought this is an appropriate place to start.


Let me give you a little background on the Rebels. The Ole Miss Rebels mascot was Colonel Reb, but recently has been replaced by the Black Bear. (Um, I think I'll keep my thoughts to myself with this one.) There school colors are crimson and navy blue, which are a combination of the colors of Harvard and Yale. The football team has made 33 bowl appearances and has 6 SEC titles. The current coach is Houston Nutt.

On gameday, fans gather under the oaks at The Grove for tailgating , fellowship and a special treat from the players as they walk through the middle of the grove to the stadium. (Reminds me of Auburn's Tiger Walk.)
The cheer Ole Miss Rebel fans are mostly know for is Hotty Toddy.
Ok, I must admit I had NO clue what Hotty Toddy meant. I have heard them saying it for ever and have been oblivious to what it meant. Low and behold it is a cheer. A rather vivacious cheer with many profanities throughout it. If your curious mind can't be subsided and you just have to know it here is the link, scroll down till you find the cheer.

There is also a drink called a Hotty Toddy and I think would be embraced by many a tailgaters on cold, frigid gamedays. Hey, it could even be a good cold remedy!

hot toddy

Hot Toddy

•1 oz brandy, whiskey or rum
•1 Tbsp honey
•1/4 lemon
•1 cup hot water
•1 tea bag
Cinnamon stick

1.Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.
2.Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.
3.On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.
4.Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.
5.Garnish with cinnamon stick and a lemon wedge.


LTM said...

OK, despite all the Auburn going on here... I'll leave a comment! ;p That toddy looks AWESOME! And I meant to say so did that bean dip yesterday~

Toddy'll come in handy this weekend--they CLAIM it's going to be 35 degrees tomorrow night! squee!!! :D <3 U~

Scarlett said...

Ha! So proud of you LTM! Funny thing is I swear this is the same recipe my grandmother used to shove down my throat to help rid a nasty cold!

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