The past two weeks have been rough. I’m sick with a brutal virus that just won’t leave me alone. I’ve dealt with an assortment of symptoms: sore throat, lethargy, low-grade fever, mild congestion. And it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere! I feel better than I did when it first hit me but I am definitely not myself.
My savior during this particular illness has been hot toddies. For the record, I’m not typically a drinker. I just don’t care for alcohol these days; many times it either makes me tired or gives me a headache. But when I have a bad cold this drink really helps distract from my misery. The honey and lemon do wonders for my throat. The alcohol adds a nice mellow buzz on top of my wooziness, allowing me to stop feeling pathetic and relax for a bit. Is it actually helping me get better? I doubt it, but I don’t think it hurts.
- 1 cup black tea (I prefer PG Tips)
- 1 shot brandy or rum
- honey to taste
- lemon juice to taste
- Brew tea.
- Add other ingredients.
- Stir to combine.
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