Hot Toddy Anyone?

Hot toddyThis is an old remedy for allergies, colds and whatever else is ailing you.  My father-in-law, who is almost 72 years young, swears by it and my mother use to give this to my sister and me when we were youngsters.  But my mother used Jack Daniels, not Rock & Rye.  Even for a little southern comfort, I’m sure this beverage would fix that also.  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 boiling hot water
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of local honey

Combine all ingredients in a mug and sip while hot.  Enjoy!

Just a little tidbit….A “Hot Toddy” is traditionally drank before going to bed and is believed to cure the symptoms of the cold and flu.  As the old timers from Tennessee would say, “A hot toddy is the vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe, and the alcohol to numb”.  Even if this toddy doesn’t cure what ails you, at least it will make you forget about it for a while.