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A Hot Toddy

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A HOT TODDY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) William Adams Glasgow Diamond Jubilee

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s)
9-16 1s cross RH and cast right (1M down 1L up), 1s dance into centre and turn about to BtoB with partner and set while 2s+3s set and dance in, retire and set
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) 1s ending 2nd place own sides, 1s dance ½ reel of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s)
25-32 1s cross RH and 2s+1s+3s set, all turn partners RH

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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A hot toddy is a mixture of a spirit (in this case probably whisky), hot water, and honey (or, in some recipes, sugar).

Hot toddy recipes vary and are traditionally drunk before retiring for the night, or in wet or cold weather.

Additional ingredients such as cloves, a lemon slice or cinnamon (in stick or ground form) are often also added. The drink can also be made with tea instead of water.

The word "toddy" comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. Its earliest known use to mean "a beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices" is from 1786.

Hot Toddy
A Hot Toddy

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