HOT TODDY RECIPE FOR A COLD is my go-to recipe when I’m under the weather with a cough. The best way to get better is with a COLD REMEDY HOT TODDY! A homemade cure for a common cold that’s easy to make and much tastier than cough syrup!
If you’ve ever wondered how to make a hot toddy…it’s so easy! It’s the perfect warm sip to sooth a sore throat or cough. A great night cap when you’re not feeling well, and pretty tasty even when you are.
It’s cold and flu season! I get a killer head cold EVERY SINGLE WINTER. If I have to choose between drinking a cap-full of grape flavored cough syrup or drinking this Cold Remedy Hot Toddy, I think you know what I’m choosing.
Yes, Dimetapp seemed to taste pretty good as a kid, but this warm cocktail is the cure for a cold in the over 21 crowd.
Hot Toddy Ingredients: a mix of whiskey, hot water, honey, ginger and lemon juice. It’s just what the doctor ordered for all of us over the age of 21 (aren’t we lucky!).
It’s soothing, delicious, and super easy. I don’t recommend it as an actual cure (I’m not claiming to be a doctor :), but it sure does seem to help.
This Hot Toddy Recipe has made an appearance at our house more that a handful of times this Winter. I mean…SO much sickness. When you have a baby in daycare…you have to learn all the tricks to stay healthy.
Sometimes when I feel so sick and disgusting and lazy, and the only words being exchanged at our house are “bless you” and “leave me alone”,
This is the only drink that gets me through. This and a nice bowl of soup. You understand. And on days we aren’t sick…I still crave both recipes as well.
This Hot Toddy Recipe for a cough is just so much more tasty than medicine! I’m no doctor, and I definitely don’t claim that this will take the place of real medicine, BUT I do think a cold remedy hot toddy will make you feel better.
Or at least make you think you feel better. Being sick is no excuse for not enjoying yourself! In fact, this is a comforting cocktail whether or not you’re stricken with the winter cold and flu blues. We don’t discriminate.
If you find yourself searching “Hot Toddy For Cough”…I’m here for you. This cocktail a day keeps the doctor away. Or at least makes the time until you can see a doctor a little more enjoyable.
Inspired and adapted from food.com
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
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- 2 ounces good quality whiskey or bourbon (Don't waste money on the bad stuff. You're sick! You deserve the best!)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 4 ounces water
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cube crystallized ginger (optional)
- 1 slice fresh lemon as garnish
- Mix together whiskey, water, and lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 1 minute, or until is is piping hot.
- Stir in the honey and drop in the ginger if adding.
- Garnish with lemon slice and enjoy, you and your cold deserve it!
More DIY treatments for the common cold from around the blogisphere. No, these are not cures for a cold, either. But they do help the symptoms of a cold to disappear a bit.