Sleeping with the onions

I have a cold.
The usual runny nose, watery eyes, constant sneezing!!!
So I have sliced up my onions and placed them on the night stand.
And have been enjoying a Hot Toddy before bed.
The best part of being sick πŸ˜€

And of course there is nothing like the Traditional Hot Toddy
πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

hot toddy

Traditional Scottish Hot Toddy

A wee dram of whisky – just a wee bit πŸ˜€
1 teaspoon honey
Boiled water
1 slice fresh lemon/lemon squash
1 pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1 clove (optional and needs to be removed along with the cinnamon stick before drinking)

Put the honey into a mug and dissolve in a wee bit of boiled water.
Add the whisky depending on your taste. 1 -2 tablespoons is recommended.
Top up with more boiled water. Add the cinnamon stick and cloves if used. Leave to stand for about 5 minutes. Remove the stick and any cloves used.
Add the fresh lemon/lemon squash, stir well, then sprinkle with a pinch of ground nutmeg if used then serve.

Non Alcoholic Hot Toddy

A wee dram of whisky
1 teaspoon honey
Boiled water
1 slice fresh lemon/lemon squash
1 pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
1 cinnamon stick (optional)
1 clove (optional and needs to be removed along with the cinnamon stick before drinking)

Put the honey/sugar into a mug/cup with the lemon squash if used.
Add the boiled water. Add the fresh lemon slice if used instead of squash.
Add the cinnamon stick if used. Leave to stand for about 5 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.
Sprinkle with ground nutmeg if used, then serve.

The hot toddy drink recipe for adults should not be given to anyone taking antibiotics or painkillers because of the whisky content though the adult hot toddy can still be made and drunk without alcohol. The honey and lemon content should help to give some comfort to a sore throat. The spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves provide a comforting smell, aroma and taste.

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