Dr. Pat's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

Dr. Pat's Hot Toddy Cold Remedy created by thecookierookie

Okay, so our family doctor suggested this instead of prescription cough syrup for relieving the cold symptoms of the ADULTS in our family (he of course, did NOT suggest it as a CURE). He says the whisky helps you sleep while the honey and lemon soothe your throat. I'm pretty sure it works, but in the end we really don't care because we love this warm drink when we aren't feeling well. Even sometimes when we are feeling well! UPDATE: Our beloved Dr. Pat passed away November 19,2010 at the age of 59 from Melanoma so now this recipe with all of it's great reviews is even more special to our family. We will miss you forever Pat!!!

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ingredients

  • 1 very hot cup water
  • 1 tea bag (good dark Tea, Green Tea will work too)
  • 2 ounces whiskey (we use Jack Daniels)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (we use the stuff in the plastic lemon)
  • 1 slice fresh lemon (if we don't have this we don't use it) (optional)

directions

  • Place the whisky - Honey - Tea bag(s):

  • in a large microwave safe mug with 1 cup of Very Hot water.
  • NOTE: microwave if it's not hot enough, place in the microwave for 1 minute or until it is piping hot, but not boiling.
  • Add the honey.
  • Pour the hot water into the mug over the spoon you used for the honey to get off the last little drops.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir well.
  • Add the lemon slice and serve.
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"Okay, so our family doctor suggested this instead of prescription cough syrup for relieving the cold symptoms of the ADULTS in our family (he of course, did NOT suggest it as a CURE). He says the whisky helps you sleep while the honey and lemon soothe your throat. I'm pretty sure it works, but in the end we really don't care because we love this warm drink when we aren't feeling well. Even sometimes when we are feeling well! UPDATE: Our beloved Dr. Pat passed away November 19,2010 at the age of 59 from Melanoma so now this recipe with all of it's great reviews is even more special to our family. We will miss you forever Pat!!!"

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  1. annelieseschulz
    What a fantastic recipe! I have been drinking every flavour of tea imaginable today as I have a sore throat, and now I am sipping on this deliciousness. My problem is it’s going down very quickly. I just may have to make another!!! I used citrus/ginger tea with Crown Royal. Mmm, mmm, mmm!
  2. Christina M.
    I know this is an older post but I just found it I have covid and could not remember how to do a hotty toddy what a lifesaver
  3. akjwb98
    About 5 or 6 years ago, my boss introduced me to hot toddys. She told to get whiskey. I went home that night with a bottle of it, found this recipe, and made it. I sometimes tweak it with fresh ginger, some nighty night or herbal tea but overall, it's so much easier to drink, and enjoy, than some liquid otc medicine. It's my go to when I'm sick and cannot sleep. Thank you so much!!
  4. ps31767
    My go to cough medicine! Works like a charm with every cold - I'm able to sleep like a baby instead of coughing all night.
  5. Valerie T.
    I used crown royal fresh squeezed lemon juice, opening up sinus as we speak
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