Friday, January 13, 2012

Hot Toddy Recipe for Colds and Sore Throat

Just when I thought I was totally over being sick?
It's back!!!!
I am so over it.
I truly believe Brad and I have been passing this back and forth to each other.
This time it's in my chest and I'm coughing like no tomorrow.
I finally bit the bullet and went to Urgent Care today and got a Z-pack but of course, it's not instant.

I drank Thera-Flu when I got home but when I laid down to sleep the coughing started and wouldn't stop.
Brad got hung up at work so I called my Mom and she suggested the old fashioned 'hot toddy' for a remedy.
For the record:
But, was willing to try anything.
I googled a recipe and found Dr. Pat's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy.
We happened to have a mini bottle of Beam in the house leftover from football season.
I combined it with honey, lemon and water.
Popped in the microwave for a minute.
 Garnished it with a lemon slice when out.
Just read that this concoction is 206-calories.
 For the record, it wasn't terrible but far from good because I despise whiskey.
But, it seems to be helping.
My throat feels better and my cough has settled down.
(by the way - I had just got in from walking the dog in 30-degree weather which is why I have a hat on inside)
We'll see where it goes from here!
I have to get better over this long holiday weekend because I travel back to California for work next week.
What are your 'get well' remedies?
I need all the advice I can get!
Sucky Friday the 13th for me!


Jo said...

I'm sorry but that last photo just made me giggle!

I sent home 5 students this week with sore throats. You know what I'll be getting next week ~ ugh! I'm just hoping it's not strep!

Feel better

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Get well soon. That's a terrible feeling.

Mandy said...

maybe I'll try this today. I am completely voiceless at this point. Like you, no time to be sick!

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

So sorry to hear you are under the weather! I have the resistance of I have taught kindergarten for 21 years. Sore throats are the worst, I always put orange and lemon slices in my TervisTumbler and swear by good old vitamin C! Chin UP!

Feel Better Soon!
Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...Madam Spoiled

Allyson and Dave said...

I think Dave and I have been passing the same thing back and forth since before Thanksgiving. The coughing is awful. He makes hot toddy's all the time. I just cannot do whiskey. I gag when I smell it. But I think we are finally feeling better.

starnes family said...


I hate whiskey. I swear, it smells like Murphy's! Or, the DKE house!

Nikki said...

Aww, you're so cute. I hope you feel better soon. Getting drunk always get me through illness ;)

Sara said...

My grandmother always swore by this any time I was sick. I hate whiskey and bourbon too though! Not sure if the hot toddy works or just gets you a little buzzed??? :) ha!

Hope you're feeling better! This crud has been going around. Yucko.

Monica said...

Yuck. Being sick is NO FUN. I am just now getting over being sick. Wasn't able to take any meds and it SUCKED.

The Lenzers said...

hope you are feeling better by now!