National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Hot Toddy Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Hot Toddy Day Fun Facts

A hot toddy is typically a mixed drink made of liquor and water with honey, herbs and spices, and served hot.

  • January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day.
  • It is believed that the hot toddy was invented to disguise raw Scotch, which in the 18th century was unpalatable. Sugar, dates, saffron, mace, nuts and cinnamon were piled in to hide the foul taste.
  • Others claim a Dublin-born physician, Robert Bentley Todd, was known for his prescription of a hot drink of brandy, white cinnamon, sugar syrup and water called a “Hot toddy”.
  • It has also been suggested that the name comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. The term could have been introduced into Scotland by a member of the East India Company.
  • Historically consumed as a warming mechanism on cold nights, hot toddies developed a reputation as a remedy for cold and flu.

How To Observe National Hot Toddy Day

  • Tap into your inner batertender and whip together a hot toddy for your cold customers. Or you can add scotch to one of your dishes to give it a more mature taste.
  • Use #NationalHotToddyDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National Hot Toddy Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any hot toddy fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Hot Toddy Fun Facts