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Hot Toddy recipes!

Perhaps I should put this in the food forum....but after reading about poor Preseli Mags and her second cold in two weeks...the topic came up.

I find them to be great medicine....and just wondered if anyone had any favourite recipes for these?

I use an Irish coffee glass, then add a slug of Jamiesons, a teaspoon of Manuka Honey, a squeeze of lemon, a bit of cinammon, and some freshly grated ginger. Boiling water is then added and the whole thing is stirred.

Best taken when curled up on the sofa, in front of the fire, wrapped in a big fleecy blanket, and propped up on downy pillows!

Posted at 12th Dec 2008 - 02:29PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   Hot Toddy recipes! Comments: 8

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Fennie's Avatar Wow!Wink

Just a glass of malt whisky for me with plenty of sparkling water and a couple of aspirin.

(Then there's the retire to bed with whisky bottle. Put lighted candle on end of bed. Drink whisky. When you can see two lighted candles, put whisky aside, blow one of them out and go to sleep)Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Dec 2008 at 03:04PM

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Pondside's Avatar Put kettle on to boil.
Go to bathroom and start bathwater running.
Into mug pour a double shot of rum, dash of lemon juice and a teaspoon of demerara sugar. Add a dollop of water. Fill the mug with hot water.
Insert self in hot bath, with hot toddy at hand. Stay in bath, sipping the toddy until sweat beads on forhead.
Dry off, wrap up and get into bed.

Posted by: Pondside on 12th Dec 2008 at 03:15PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Would one of you be very kind and mix me which-ever is yours. It is Matron's turn to be dosed isn't it?

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th Dec 2008 at 03:39PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar LaughingLaughingLaughing Fennie!

My hot toddy is a rather chunky version. I put whole slices of lemon, a couple of good chunks of fresh ginger and some manuka honey into a mug, add boiling water and cool it down a bit with a dash (Wink) of whiskey. I bought a bottle of whiskey specifically for this cold last week. It's surprising how quickly the level drops in the bottle when you've got two adults with a cold each! (And no, we haven't been following Fennie's recipe!)

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 12th Dec 2008 at 03:58PM

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Mountainear's Avatar Do I need to have a cold? Can I just drink it to keep colds at bay - prevention being better than cure?

Posted by: Mountainear on 12th Dec 2008 at 05:30PM

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Cait's Avatar I almost wish I had a cold!
My recipe is like SDB's. I do like the sound of Pondisde's as well.

Posted by: Cait on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:02PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Think I feel a cold coming on (well no not really) gimme Twisted Evil

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:19PM

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Ivy's Avatar WW better be safe than sorryMr. Green

Posted by: Ivy on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:11PM

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