Grandmother’s Soporific

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      10 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

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Sometimes, the people you think you know the best surprise you the most. Not once in forty-six years did I see my grandparents take a sip of hard liquor. One day, I happened to mention to my grandmother that I was having trouble sleeping. “Whenever your grandfather couldn’t sleep, I’d make him a gugge-muggel,” said Grammie. Gugge-muggel turns out to be a sort of hot eggnog laced with rum or brandy. (So that’s what those liquor bottles were doing hidden in the coat closet!) I can attest to i