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Ginger Lemon Hot Toddy
May 30, 2012, 11:35 am
Filed under: Drinks, Recipes

Cold Buster: Lemon Ginger Hot Toddy

I’m dead sick. The worst kind of sick where your teeth ache and your eyes can’t open all the way. No matter how hard I try to look presentable it’s just not going to happen. So really, the only thing to do is booze it up.

Ok so, the truth is that I haven’t taken over-the-counter medicine in a few years, but really if you think about it, one of the active ingredients in Nyquil is alcohol (along with a ton of other crap you don’t really want). So here’s my version of a Hot Toddy that will soothe a sore a throat, ease a tough cough, and knock you out all while helping to kick the cold with the ginger, lemon, and local honey. So good for you!

Ginger Lemon Hot Toddy

–  1.5 oz whiskey

–  1 slice organic lemon

–  1 slice organic ginger

–  2 tsp local honey

–  hot, boiling water

Steep the lemon and ginger in the water for at least five minutes. Pour into a mug, add the shot of whiskey and honey. Stir. Drink up.

Note: I steep the lemon and ginger in my teapot and will refill with hot water a couple of times. It’s great to sip even without the whiskey. And since we’re focusing on helping our body heal, and ultimately steeping the ingredients in the boiling water, it’s best to use organic produce and local honey (not honey from China).

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