Irish cold remedy (hot toddy)

Irish cold remedy (hot toddy)


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About this recipe: This is my slight variation to the traditional hot toddy. Have one of these at the first signs of a cold! As children (when we were sick) we were given these but with very little whiskey. They were the only thing that let us get a decent amount of sleep. At that time there was no manuka honey so it was just normal honey or brown sugar which works nicely.

OrlaK County Kildare, Ireland

Serves: 1 

  • 240ml water
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 4 to 8 whole cloves
  • 1 spoon manuka honey (tablespoon or teaspoon depending on desired sweetness)
  • a little lemon juice if desired
  • 1 measure whiskey of choice

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Pour water into kettle and boil.
  2. Slice lemon and place whole cloves into the lemon slice. Place this into a mug or glass.
  3. Spoon the honey into the mug, leaving the spoon in the mug and add lemon juice if desired.
  4. Add whiskey and pour over boiling water, stir well to melt honey.

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