No, I am not watching a movie featuring Thelma Todd. I am drinking a Hot Toddy. Thelma Todd’s nickname was Hot Toddy, so sometimes I refer to my Hot Toddies as Thelma Todds. It works for me.
So instead of having a Tired Tuesday or taking a Blogger’s Sick Day (and I almost literally took one, publishing nothing today and hoping to do two tomorrow), I decided to give a shout out to DikinDurt Distillery of Herkimer. I decided that after making myself the aforementioned hot drink and coming up with my headline.
I made the toddy the way a doctor once told me, when I had a dreadful case of bronchitis. He said it was merely hot tea, lemon, honey, and a shot. He recommended whiskey or brandy. I’ve used both and enjoyed them very much. Today, however, I have on hand a bottle of Mohawk Valley Fire by DikinDurt Distillery, a local business I have mentioned here before as well as written about for Mohawk Valley Living magazine. The flavored moonshine adds a nice cinnamony taste to my drink (and I do not care if “cinnamony” is not a word; it is what I mean).
The distillery is located at 115 Smith Rd., Herkimer, NY, phone number 315-868-1536. The tasting room is open Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday by appointment, closed Sunday. Their fine products are available at many area liquor stores, a list of which is available on their website, https://www.dikindurt.com/.