Friday, 12 April 2013

Aunt Adele's Hot Milk Toddy

Even in the 24th century, it seems a glass of warm milk is still the prescribed remedy for sleepless nights.
Not just any glass of milk, mind you, but Aunt Adele's hot milk toddy.
Made in a replicator.  
In space.  
In your funky space quarters (where the towels and pillows are made from an uncomfortable looking shiny material).  
As prescribed by your starship's doctor, Dr. Beverley Crusher.  
Who got the recipe from her good friend bald man whom she flirts with, the Enterprises' Captain Jean-Luc Picard - Adele was his aunt.

Aunt Adele's Hot Milk Toddy (Serves 1 insomnia-riddled Startfleet officer of any rank)*

Ingredients:
  • 250ml milk
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brandy (optional)**

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until hot, but not boiling.  Add the honey and stir.  Once the honey has been incorporated, add the brandy if using.   Bring it all up to a gentle simmer.  
Turn off the heat, add the nutmeg and stir.  Pour into a sturdy glass or mug.  Drink and try to avoid all distortions in the space-time continuum, as well as bodgy inter-dimensional aliens that kidnap you in your sleep.
Image by psiwaves

You know you watch too much of a certain show if you end up rifling through your pantry trying to figure out how they make the food.  
I'll pass on the gagh, however.

* Not suitable for androids.
** A 'toddy' is a traditional warm drink with an alcoholic element incorporated.  Nutmeg is mentioned as one of the toddy's ingredients on the show (Star Trek: The Next Generation) so it's in the recipe above.
Alas, from here things start to come undone.  Alcohol as we know it is not replicated on the Starship Enterprise NCC 1701-D (although some of the real stuff is in Guinan's secret stash).
'Synthehol' is a commonly used substitute on the ship, however it barely gets you drunk.  So I've added the brandy as a suggestion, as an ode to proper boozy toddies.  Unfortunately it would seem that a 24th century toddy is not a toddy at all!

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! I love TNG (the show actually inspired my search). Low and behold I found Aunt Adele's recipe. It looks delicious, I can't wait to try it (with a little of Guinan's secret stash, no synthehol for me). Thanks for putting this out there!

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