Hot Toddy Recipe
Not sure how I caught this cold but it's a great excuse to try a traditional remedy, a "hot toddy" drink.
I have had two in my life. The first was when I was working in England at the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. It had been raining for days. By the end of the week, I had to talk so much I ended up with laryngitis and soaking wet. After changing into dry clothes, my Navy team greeted me with a warm blanket and a hot toddy.
More recently, my bee buddy David brought it up the first time he heard my congested voice, noting that it also is great to encourage sleep. I rarely drink hard liquor but I thought it was worth a try to feel better. And it has an ingredient I have on hand, local honey.
Hot Toddy Ingredients
- 2 ounces whiskey
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 ounces water (hot from the tap)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (we use the stuff in the plastic lemon)
- 1 slice fresh lemon (if we don't have this we don't use it) (optional)
- Place the whisky in a large microwave safe mug.
- Add the honey.
- Pour the hot water into the mug over the spoon you used for the honey to get off the last little drops.
- Add the lemon juice and stir well.
- Place the mug in the microwave for 1 minute or until it is piping hot, but not boiling.
- Add the lemon slice and serve.
Even if it doesn't work on your cold, it should help you sleep so you don't care about the cold!