I almost made it! I almost made it through winter without a cold, a sneeze or anything! Actually, I blame myself for having that thought last week, only to wake up this week with a sore throat and eventually the other cold accessories like stuffiness, coughing and a bad attitude. I find colds so very annoying. You feel sick enough to not be yourself, but not enough to have to shut life down for a few days. I’m not much of a pill popper but I refuse to let a cold slow me down.
Of course my friends and family have given me their personal prescription to fight off the cold like apple cider vinegar, chicken soup, tea with honey, salt water, extra pillows, feed a cold etc. My favorite and most promising cure came from an former client turned friend – a hot toddy! I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but have you given it a try? The whiskey acts as a decongestant and the tea, honey and lemon do the rest! Speaking of rest, I am sure I could use a bit of that too and this toddy recipe aids in that department as well. Please share your cold remedies or hot toddy recipes that are tried and true!
Mr. Hot Toddy
8oz Hot Water
1 Bag Herbal Tea
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Lemon Wedge
Pour hot water into mug and steep tea for 2-3 minutes. Remove tea bag and add honey, stirring to dissolve. Pour in whiskey, add squeeze of lemon, stir and find relief.