I've come down with a cold over the last few days, apparently because the high has dropped into only (!) the 70s 'round these parts. Cue a round of concerned text messages from Mum, prescribing all manner of remedies beginning with steaming myself in the shower ("Gettin' might nippy down there! Steam yourself!") and of course including the ever-beloved ZICAM ("a different Zi cam nasal spray that supposedly shortens cold SHOULD have told u that when u were @ store").
Then came my personal favorite remedy that I had already been gladly utilizing: the hot toddy ("Eat honey & lemon if U have it. Warm it up & add whiskey. Do you have bourbon left from pie? It would work too.") The hot toddy has become my go-to comfort when sick - so never fear, Mum, this sick daughter's throat is well coated with toddy love. Tonight I was inspired to do a fall twist on the classic version, which turned out better than I expected. So here you go, a rare same-night posting:
Cinnamon Apple Spice herbal tea from Celestial Seasonings (or similar)
Apple Pie Moonshine
1 quarter of an orange
Fill your mug slightly over half-full with hot water. Add tea bag, the juice of the orange, honey and moonshine as desired. Perfect for any cold evening, whether sickness or weather-related. Mum-recommended.
Previous Toddy Inspiration:
by Kate: Italian Amaretto Cookies and Bourbon Hot Toddies
by Sarah: Apple Toddy