After spending endless hours in the Life in the Short Lane test kitchen, I provide you with a recipe in follow-up to my last post. Consider it my special gift to you. Perhaps it will prove useful during the cold, flu and relatives-who-will-not-leave season:
Virtual Grandma’s Feel Better Now Hot Toddy
- 1 oz. brandy, whiskey or whatever the heck you’ve got in the house unless it’s something like strawberry mango rum. (Now that I think about it, strawberry mango rum may be just the cure. Whiskey is considered the most “macho” choice, which in my mind equates most “God awful.” I like the brandy.)
- 1-2 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 lemon
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tea bag
- cloves or cinnamon stick, if desired
Coat the bottom of a mug or Irish coffee glass with honey. Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter. In a separate mug, prepare hot tea with boiling water. Pour the steaming tea into honey coated mug and stir. Add a cinnamon stick or lemon slice embellished with cloves.
Warning: You may find yourself speaking a foreign language even if you don’t know one.
à votre santé!