Grandma’s Hot Toddy
It is with great joy that I share this important news: I am no longer drowning in snot! I’ve been upgraded from “drown” to “wade”. Mucinex and Aleve are still my closest companions, but we’ve agreed to stop seeing each other so often.
During my forced bed rest I revisited a home remedy that stands head and shoulders above the rest, and if you read the comments from my last post you may recall the mention of Grandma’s Hot Toddy. This wonderful elixir—used only for medicinal purposes, of course—works wonders on sore throats and weary muscles. It even helps clear a stuffy nose. Here it is:
1 cup boiling water
1-2 shots whiskey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons of honey
Mix til blended and drink it up! The quantities of whiskey, lemon juice and honey may be adjusted up or down to suit your taste. Grandma’s Hot Toddy won’t cure a summer cold, but after downing a few of these babies, buttercup, your outlook is sure to improve.
Per Grandma’s Cold Timetable (a week to get the cold, a week to have it, and a week to get rid of it) I am on week three of the program so things are looking up. My old pals Mucinex and Aleve will pack their bags and head back to the medicine box, and Jim Beam will reposition himself in the downstairs pantry where he will start collecting dust on his shoulders again.
Well. . .okay. Maybe Jim can stick around a little longer. He doesn’t take up too much space and you never can tell when the need will arise for an emergency hot toddy. These summer colds have a habit of relapsing, you know.
Til next time –