Monday, November 14, 2011

just like grandma used to make...

i follow a lot of food blogs and this recipe had to shared...

Recipe: Grandma’s Old Fashioned Elixirs Hot Toddy Cold Remedy
©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min || Yield: Makes 1

1 oversized mug
8 ounces of boiling water
1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
3 whole cloves
Cinnamon stick
2 green tea or orange pekoe tea bags
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and/or a splash of apple cider vinegar
1 to 2 ounces of Jack Daniels whiskey
Slice of lemon

Boil the water, stir in the ginger, cloves and cinnamon stick; add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the bags. Zap in the microwave for 1 minute to get it back real hot, then stir in the honey, lemon juice and last, the whiskey. Drop in lemon slice. Drink it while it is still very hot, take a warm bath with some essential oils and crawl up in the bed.

If you’re not really accustomed to the liquor taste, you can add extra honey, or even sugar to help sweeten it more and mask it a bit, but don’t skip the honey. Taste before adding the sugar, then add a little, taste, etc.

Can substitute other alcohol in a pinch such as Wild Turkey, rum, scotch, or brandy. Can also omit the water and use hot apple cider.

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