Not matter what ails ya, a hot toddy will make you feel better! And if you drink enough of them, you won’t care what ails ya! A hot toddy in Ireland is the medicine du jour for a rainy day or the flu season. It’s a combination of whiskey, hot water, lemon juice & cloves plus or minus honey or sugar depending taste or the soreness of the throat. Victoria Moore in her book ‘how to drink’ describes it as ‘the vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe and alcohol to numb! The word Whiskey originally comes from the “irish uisce beatha” meaning the water of life, indicating it’s life giving powers to restore a body to near resembling human which if you’ve ever had a bad cold, you feel like you’re dying but thanks to a Hot toddy you might not care!

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