Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins
In addition to haggis, tartan and bagpipes Scotland is also synonymous with mists, drizzle, cold, and damp. It is inevitable that at the end of a dreech winter's day we should require a little something to warm the soul (even if we do have central heating and double glazing) and what better way than with a whiskey toddy. A toddy is also excellent way to treat the common cold - it won't cure you but after a couple of toddies you won't care either!
- 1 1⁄2 fluid ounces Scotch whisky
- 1 1⁄2 fluid ounces hot water
- 1 teaspoon heather honey or 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 dash lemon juice
- Dissolve a teaspoon of honey/sugar in a glass of boiling water.
- Add a glass of whiskey and a little lemon juice, stir.
- Serve while still hot.
Any excuse for a hot toddy for me, and this is superb. Glad winter is on its way! =)
Helps a nasty sinus infection (at least for now), too.....sure beats hanging over a pot of salted water......!! Thanks much!
I loved the honey with the Scotch and lemon. I used American wildflower honey, and it was good. I felt like the drink wasn't quite hot enough, even when made with boiling water. I might experiment with the proportions. It did soothe my nasty cough quite well.