When we were under the weather, even as children, she would recommend my mother make us a toddy. The whisky was then waved over the hot water, but it did certainly have a curative effect, and you knew you really were unwell when Grandma suggested A Wee Toddy.
I still make them today if I'm feeling a little poorly, and as I had a touch of the flu over New Year I have made some over the last few evenings.
There was a great article by Felicity Cloake in The Guardian yesterday. Should you want to read more on this winter comforter, please follow the link.
If you are suffering from winter colds or flu I hope you feel better quickly, and this warming pick-me-up comes highly recommended.
Please not this can be made with Scotch whisky or Irish whiskey, my husband is Irish so whiskey is what we tend to have at home, my parents are Scottish, so my Father would have had whisky when I was growing up!
|My hot toddy consists of whiskey, a teaspoon of sugar,|
a slice of lemon and hot water
|Get everything ready while you wait for the kettle to boil|
|Put in whiskey to taste|
|And boiling water|
|And to really cheer yourself up|
accompany your Hot Toddy with
Christmas Cake and Rococo Chocolate
You'll immediately feel better!