I’m not joking when I tell you that Kris and I have been sick for over two weeks. We’re just finally starting to feel better today. Kris is a few days ahead of me and even went to CrossFit yesterday. I settled for starting slow and took Maddie for a three mile walk yesterday and today. So feeling pretty good, maybe CrossFit tomorrow.
We’ve been feeling so terrible with this cold that beer and wine didn’t even sound good. I can’t tell you the last time I had a glass of wine! That’s how you know I was really, really sick, haha. But the one exception to alcohol has been Hot Toddies. Hot Toddies every night to help ease our sore throats!
I have been drinking an extraordinary amount of tea the past two weeks. So it only makes sense to add whiskey, honey, and lemon juice. But only at night and only one Hot Toddy at night. Didn’t want it to interact with my night time cold medicine, meaning I was being nice to my liver.
Kris doesn’t like tea in his Hot Toddies. He prefers just honey, lemon juice, and whiskey with hot water. A brief Google search told me that either way is correct, hot water or tea. And Kris has been telling me that tea isn’t part of a traditional Toddy…..
We drink Toddies when camping and rafting too. They’re nice on those really cold nights. Sometimes you’re just too cold for a beer or Moscow Mule and need something to warm you up. So Hot Toddies aren’t only a cold remedy drink.
However you like to drink Hot Toddies, I do highly recommend them when sick. They help ease a sore throat and are the perfect evening drink to help you get over a cold.
- 12 ounces of water boiled
- 1 tsp - 1 tbsp honey
- A shot of whiskey or bourbon 1.5 ounces
- 1 tsp - 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Tea of choice optional - recommend a black tea or herbal honey lemon
Bring water to a just barely a boil.
While water is coming to a boil, place honey, whiskey, and lemon juice in a mug. Add tea bag if desired.
Pour hot water into mug. Seep tea bag as long as desired, usually 3-5 minutes.