The meaning of the phrase or the word huckle my buff!

Huckle-my-buff (noun)

One too many huckle-my-buffs…

With the weather set to take a chilly turn over the next few days, you could do far worse thany stay inside with a warm huckle-my-buff or two.

Huckle my buff is an old Sussex drink, a rather delicious sounding combination of beer, brandy and eggs.

If you fancy a spot of home-brewing (we do!), here’s the recipe for huckle my buff:

  • 2 pints of beer
  • six eggs, beaten
  • brandy to taste
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground/grated nutmeg

Heat 1 pint of the beer with the eggs and sugar, but do not boil. Remove from the heat and add the remaining beer, a generous amount of nutmeg and brandy to taste. Serve in heatproof glasses – and relax…