Now lets be honest, us men had got a bad rep, when it comes to being ill ( when accused today of having “manflu” by a female colleague, I had to point out that I had had 1 sick day this year and she had taken 17!) but I have to be honest and say I am a useless ill person! I just want to curl into a ball and hide from the world!
So after the tenth day of unrelenting cold, a colleague of mine presented me with a bottle of whisky and said – when you get home make yourself a hot toddy. I can tell you that I feel so much better having just indulged.
First things first, I am 29 years old and a responsible drinker, you should never drink underage and you should always drink responsibly.
With that said I wanted to give you the recipe that I use to make this “medicinal” alcoholic beverage.
You will need
50ml whiskey (expensive single malt not required )
50ml boiling water
50ml squeezy lemon ( like you put on your pancakes)
1/2 fresh lemon
Honey or granulated sugar
Lemon and ginger tea bag
Put the whiskey and lemon juice into a small pan and heat after 30 seconds add the boiling water.
Squeeze the fresh lemon into the pan then chop the lemon up and add to the pan.
For the last 30 seconds add the honey ( if using)
If using sugar, place that in the cup first then make the lemon an ginger tea filling half the cup up.
Add you other mixture on top (strained) and you will discover the medicinal joy of the hot toddy.
This is my own version, and it’s not the traditional way, but the ginger in the tea and the lemon is really good for the throat and there is something about hot drinks that psychologically make you feel better and warmer.
This is my little remedy and of course most of the alcohol gets cooked off it’s a good pre bed warmer.
So if your suffering with flu (or manflu) if the common cold why not try this recipe out ( providing you can legally drink alcohol in your country)