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August 8, 2011 | by  | in Opinion |
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Lovin’ From The Oven

The winter blues are most certainly kicking in. I have had to sit next to too many snifflers in lectures and coughers in the computer lab! So, here is something a little unconventional (not from an oven) and a bit cheeky to try and frighten away those winter sniffles.

Traditional Hot Toddy
A hot toddy is alcoholic drink to scare away your winter blues. Wikipedia describes it as a hot drink, usually including alcohol, enjoyed before bed or during cold weather. They were once believed to provide some relief from a nasty cold, but it is now recommended we don’t treat ailments with alcohol as they cause dehydration… oh well.

This hearty beverage certainly won’t go down smooth if you have had too many rough nights with our good friend whiskey, but for those of you who still have a tolerance, she will taste mighty sweet on those sore tonsils.

• 45ml of whiskey. Jameson’s is always a good way to go. (Gin or brandy will be all good too.)
• 1 big ol’ tablespoon of honey
• Half a lemon, squeezed like no-one’s business
• A few slices of fresh ginger (some people aren’t so keen on ginger, so leave it out if you prefer)
• 200ml boiling water

Throw it all in a mug and mix it up until all the honey is dissolved. Enjoy.

Not so long ago, I was feeling a little worse for wear and was in the mood for some hot toddy action myself. But alas, I was missing a few ingredients. The good news is, a delicious new beverage was born.

Hot Hayley
• 45ml Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (oh yeah)
• 1 super heaped tablespoon of honey
• 1 lime, squeezed like you have never squeezed before
• a few slices of fresh ginger
• 200ml boiling water

Build in much the same way as hot toddy and enjoy in good company.

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