A large gust of wind came and replaced our Indian summer with a winter dress rehearsal. I’ve got a sore throat, and I’m pissed. So, I had to dig back in the archives for a cure. I need a hot toddy!
This drink has it all, the comfort of hot steamy tea, the curative numbing power of whiskey, set off with the tart lemon which goes down smooth as can be thanks to the sweet honey. This drink coats your throat, warms your tummy and takes away all your aches and pains. What are we waiting for?
- 1 cup of tea (whatever kind you prefer)
- 1-2 slices of lemon
- 1-2 Tbs honey
Make a pot of tea. I always make a pot because one toddy is never enough. You can make your tea if one is enough. Because this was early afternoon, I used a black tea for the caffeine. Before bed, I always go for an herbal tea like chamomile.
Fill your mug 2/3 the way full with tea. You have to save room for the whiskey!
Add 1 shot of whiskey. You can add more or less depending on your preference for strength. I usually err on the side of more is better.
Add honey. I add one Tbs, stir and taste. I never hesitate to add more if I need it.
Add lemon slices. Breathe in the lemony steam. If I wasn’t too stuffed up to smell, I know I would be enjoying this part the best.
Now drink up and feel better!
*Not a suggested drink before work.