I am convinced hot toddies are the best cold remedy. The rum is to numb, the syrup to soothe, the lemon for vitamin C and the cinnamon and hot water to warm you up.
It’s just a pleasant coincidence that they all taste good!
I am usually one for whiskey over rum but after my rum & raisin ice cream… I’m now a fan.
Being ill can have it’s charms. It can be a reprieve from school, work and chores, an excuse to stay in bed doing nothing or catch up on idle hobbies and of course, drink hot toddies until the room begins to spin.
However, after I recently spent the best part of 2 years at home recovering from a long-term illness, sick days are beginning to lose their magic.
Tomorrow is the first day of term for my floristry course and I have a weekend filled with baking plans so I could do without feeling like a plague victim. Come on hot toddy, get to work!
If you too have a cold, take the below prescription as needed and I hope you feel better:-)
- 2 tbsp rum
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 slice of lemon and a squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Boiling water
- Add the rum, maple syrup, lemon and cinnamon to a mug.
- Fill up with water and stir to mix.
- Taste and add more syrup or lemon if desired.
- Enjoy and feel better!