Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hot Toddy

I like to tease Johnny that he has the weakest immune system in the world. Although it's not really a laughing matter, the truth is he would catch something from somebody rumored to be sick.

Usually this means the winter is a cyclical journey from one cold, to another sore throat, to congestion, to more aches, and finally to fevers.

One of his favorite ways to feel better from colds, congestion, and sore throats are hot toddies. He heard about this from an old co-worker of his, and I've now got a "recipe" down pat.

mug of hot water
1 slice lemon
1 cinnamon stick
spoon of honey
1-2 shots Scotch
cloves, optional

Boil water, or put a mug of water in the microwave until hot. Add the remaining ingredients and let steep for 2-3 minutes. Sip slowly, making sure to enjoy the aromatic steam under your nose.

Instant joy to those with weak immune systems!

P.S. The Dollar Tree has a big ass bag of like 50 cinnamon sticks for a buck!

P.P.S. I told Johnny I was putting that pic on the blog.

P.P.P.S. I think he thought I was kidding.

P.P.P.P.S. I wasn't.


Laura said...

I think it's CUTE, course I love my nerd boys so I would.
I'm not drinking because someone has me one diet :D

Tracy Simmons said...

This is exactly what I need to battle the cold I have. Think I will make it before bed :)

Christina said...

haha Yes Laura nerd boys rule! :) If it's any consolation I haven't partaken in any alcohol either.

@Tracy I hope you feel better! :)

Aries said...

This is interesting. Should try it someday. Thanks for sharing.

Roz said...

OMG, our men are kindred spirits. My husband Dennis LOVES these toddies (actually made with Glenlivet too) when he's got the sniffles. Feel better soon Johnny!!

Biz said...

I still have a stuffy nose so I might have to make one of those tonight!

Ha! Love that he thought you were joking about putting him on the blog! :D

Anonymous said...

Haha, funny picture :)

I've never had a hot toddie like that, I always thought any sort of hot drink with booze in it was a hot toddie haha

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Feel better Johnny! My grandma used to make those

Laura said...

well ok I guess then it's alright for HIM to drink :)

Christina said...

@Roz! How funny! I've also made it for him w/ Brandy, but he prefers the Scotch.

@Errign, I think you're technically right! It's one of those versatile "recipes" nobody makes the same.