Around the holiday season comes the inevitable sniffling head cold. Instead of reaching for the cough syrup, try this recipe for a Hot Toddy remedy. Whiskey has been known to help with cold symptoms – it dilates the vessels in the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe, and also soothes the throat.

And doesn’t it just sound like it would make you feel good? Here is the recipe:


1 Cup boiling water
1 tea bag (black or green)
2 ounces whiskey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (optional)


Steep tea bag in boiling water for 4-6 minutes, as per package instructions. Remove tea bag and add whiskey, lemon, honey, and ginger if using. Garnish with lemon wedge. You can also add a small sprig of rosemary if you want to be fancy about it. Enjoy, and feel your best!