Got A Cold? You Need A Hot Toddy!

Last week I was struck with a dreaded cold, it’s that time of year when they’re pretty hard to avoid. I set about eating loads of good stuff, vegetables, not a challenge at all for a vegetarian! Soup is perfect for getting loads of goodness in you, so it was time to make some pumpkin soup. Warming and seasoned with curry spices it was a winner, made me feel like I was on the road to being rid of the cold.

Another perfect recipe for when you have a cold is a hot toddy. If you’re a whisky lover then it’s great, if not then maybe skip the whisky and just make a honey and lemon, still good but the boozy warmth is what gives a hot toddy that great medicinal feeling! After a hearty bowl of soup I set about making one of these.

In a mug add…

2 shots of whisky, use whichever you like, this time I went for a single malt, Aberlour 12 year old. The juice of half a lemon. 1 tsp of honey, if you’re vegan then agave would work instead to add some sweetness.

…top it all off with boiling water and garnish with a slice of lemon and, if you like, a cinnamon stick or some cloves.

hot-toddy-ingredients

So the soup and a hot toddy or two seemed to do the trick for me, I’ve kindly shared my cold with my husband, let’s see if it works for him too!