Thanksgiving Holiday Drinks Kentucky Style
If you have the pleasure to dine with a family from Kentucky, you know the hospitality is beyond compare. Kentuckians are noted for their food and drink, also known as sippages. There are variations but these are from my husbands family recipe box.. Get your best toddy and punch cups out, and prepare to celebrate Kentucky style.
Apple Toddy (Kentucky style)
6 apples, peeled and cored
2-cups boiling water
Sugar to taste
Nutmeg freshly grated
1-pint bourbon whiskey
Pare and core the apples. Place them in a baking dish and pour over them, syrup made of sugar and water. Dust apples with cinnamon and bake until done, basting frequently. This takes about one hour. Remove apples and juice from stove top and mash bottom of a silver or china punch bowl. Pour over apples boiling water, sugar to taste, and whiskey. Grate nutmeg over this and ladle into cups. Serve at once.
A few grains of salt
½ pint whiskey (aged bourbon) Kentucky preferred.
2-tablespoons Jamaica rum
Separate the eggs. To the yolks add ¼ cup sugar. Continue beating until light and lemon colored, an electric mixer is wonderful for this. Add the single cream and pour the whiskey and Jamaica rum into it, stirring well.
Beat the egg whites with salt. When stiff, add 2-tablespoons sugar. Fold gently into the other mixture and pour into eggnog bowl.
Dust the surface with freshly grated nutmeg or grate a little nutmeg over each serving. Chill if necessary, by putting the bowl filled with the eggnog into a large bowl, and packing crushed ice around the smaller bowl to fill the cavity between the two bowls.
Serving size 16 punch cups:
Use your best serving bowls and drinking vessels, you are on your way to having a Kentucky celebration starting with these sippages.