Classic Fodder

Red hot toddy

A refreshing fire? Blend summer with chilli heat and this is the result.


2 teaspoons of sugar
1 pod of green cardamom
Smidge of cinnamon
2 lemon wedges
1 orange wedge
Mug of pressed apple juice
WaterSpeck of super finely chopped chilli*
And a slug of whisky, any blend will do

Mash the cardamom, cinnamon, sugar and chilli in a robust glass. Pour in the apple juice, whisky and top up with cold, yes cold, water. Squeeze in the lemon and orange and stir until the sugar disappears. Inhale and feel early summer sun race through your veins. Drink. Now start the barbie with your breath.

*If you like to pick your own pick-me-up, hit the South Devon Chilli Farm (as featured on BBC2’s Grow Your Own Drugs to make a pain relieving dressing for Saracens 1st XV).

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