Irish Hot Toddy

So, I realize that I have mentioned many times already how long this winter has been, but now it has finally gotten to me…it gave me a wonderful cold complete with frogger like voice and a cough that doesn’t want to go away. I don’t know how you are with colds, but I generally try all the the basics and am responsible for the first few days…drinking lots of water, vitamin C, taking only the prescribed amount of over the counter meds and getting as much rest as possible. The unfortunate thing about this cold is that I am functional for everyday life. The type where I can still function at work and get stuff done at home…I just sound bad and feel a little disoriented. I almost wish it was a cold where I could just sleep for two days straight and it’s gone…I said ‘almost wish’.
Anyways, in normal progression of any cold I have by day four, I’m truly sick of being sick and at that point it’s time to bring in the big guns….my buddy Jameson in Hot Toddy form. Now I forgot to take a picture when the drink was made because I was too busy wrapped up in a blanket with the warm mug in my hands and zoning out on tv (probably cooking shows). Maybe I’ll need to make another tonight to add to the site later.

On to the good stuff…

Irish Hot Toddy


  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 – 3 fluid ounces boiling water (your preference on strength)
  • 1/2 Tbls honey
  • Squeeze of Fresh Lemon


  • Preparation couldn’t be easier (and that’s probably good because by day four of a cold, the easier, the better). Boil water. While boiling, pour honey and Jameson in mug. Pour boiling water over top. Squeeze in fresh lemon and stir. 
  • Some suggest to put a cinnamon stick in or sprinkle nutmeg on the top. Both can be tasty, but I recommend to keep it simple and just enjoy!
  • The reason I went for this this week was because I’m a bit under the weather, but it’s a nice nightcap also on those really cold winter nights. 

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