Hot Toddy

0 Posted by - August 24, 2012 - Food & Drink

This will be a quickie because I am sickie.

Ya like that? Maybe I’ll start doing puns next. Nah, I’ll leave that to Harto.

Where was I? Sorry, brain is foggy from congestion and cold medicine.

Yes, right, I am sick. And I therefore have an actual excuse to drink whiskey. Rock the fuck on. I found a recipe on Pinterest for a hot toddy.

Image from A Cup of Jo

Except Joanna Goddard is a lot cuter when she is sick than I am when I am sick. You don’t have to take my word for it.

Also, I read the recipe wrong, so instead of putting a little bit of whiskey, honey, and lemon in a mug and then pouring hot water over it, like you should do, I mixed equal parts of whiskey, honey, and lemon and then microwaved it.

I have a lot of experience microwaving honey and lemon. You shouldn’t worry.

You maybe should worry that I used the half lemon left over from the blackhead remover experiment. And also that I was almost out of honey because apparently you use honey in every at-home beauty thing ever, like the miracle mask, the afore-mentioned DIY body-sugaring, and the also afore-mentioned blackhead remover. Except this time, I’m actually supposed to ingest it. HA.

Also, in case you were wondering, half a lemon is not enough. You may have to supplement. But it’s ok because it says “real” on the bottle.

While you are microwaving your hot toddy, be sure to get distracted and take pictures of your dog. You might have to do weird things to get her to sit still long enough for a picture, like make her a piece of toast and then feed it to her little bits at a time.

And then you may forget that you should probably be watching your hot toddy in the microwave, lest it boil and make a huge– oh hell.

Anyway, it tasted pretty awesome, despite lack of boiling water, probably because I just really like whiskey anyway, so yeah, take this review as you will. I did not get better from drinking it. But I certainly did not get worse.


  • friedapaula August 24, 2012 - 8:31 am Reply

    Get well soon!I love your tests and you just got so much more awesome by linking to Harto!

  • sarramaria August 24, 2012 - 8:36 am Reply

    Aww, sorry you aren’t feeling well! Hope you are able to get some rest this weekend.

  • DirtyButtDance August 24, 2012 - 9:06 am Reply

    I wish I could get sick and drink whisky. Sounds like the best day ever!

  • Run_Chata August 24, 2012 - 9:06 am Reply

    My dad makes me hot toddies when I’m sick. They’re the best! 

  • bybreenah August 24, 2012 - 11:11 am Reply

    I’m not even sick, but I’m pretty sure I’m gonna go get some whiskey.

  • JillRafaBaud August 24, 2012 - 11:26 am Reply

    Your version (sans water) is stronger, so therefore better in my eyes. Next time, try the easy version: American Honey + water (or not) + lemon. Save your honey for your hilarious beauty treatments.Hope you feel better soon!

  • roachc420 August 24, 2012 - 2:21 pm Reply

    I skip the lemon part and make them with Lemon Zinger tea

  • Truffles8761 August 24, 2012 - 2:36 pm Reply

    So is that starve a fever, drown a cold with as much alcohol as you can possible pour down your throat?  ‘Cause I’m all over my next cold and stocking up on liquor.

  • StephHC August 24, 2012 - 6:36 pm Reply

    Hmmmm…my allergies are acting up (fucking ragweed). I do believe I need several of these tonight…since *cough cough* my throat is killing me

  • LitDiva August 24, 2012 - 6:56 pm Reply

    ok no one should look that cute when they’re sick i bet joanna goddard was actually quite healthy in that picture as she is annoyingly adorable there. and normally i like her.anyway, i thought of you and your blog today when I was teaching a chameleon art project I found on pinterest and it wasn’t too bad if you give up on the goddamn glue sticks and just staple those little bastards together (the paper chameleons obviously not the children)

  • DanaEvans68 August 24, 2012 - 8:31 pm Reply

    Omigosh I just found your blog last night and have thoroughly enjoyed reading every (okay, almost every) post- you’re so funny!-a new superfan

  • ValouX August 25, 2012 - 12:36 am Reply

    There is a delicious maple syrup Whisky from Québec called Sortilège….Hmmm oh soooo delicous, sick or not :) If you ever have the chance to go to Québec, I recommand getting some if you like Whisky!

    • Truffles8761 August 25, 2012 - 12:41 am Reply

      ValouX I bet that’s delish.  I used to wear a perfume by the same name.  Any idea what the word means?

      • ValouX August 25, 2012 - 11:36 am Reply

        Truffles8761 ValouX magic spell · charm · sorcery · spell · hex. To me, spell is better :) Oh and I have a bottle with me waiting for me. I shall have a glass tonight!!!

  • laalicia August 25, 2012 - 6:26 pm Reply

    I hope you’re feeling better! I totally enjoyed your post! :)

  • michellelfelt August 26, 2012 - 1:26 am Reply

    I freaking LOVE my drunk kitchen and am a total hartosexual! Cute dog too :-)

  • Kathleen Richardson August 26, 2012 - 10:06 am Reply

    You’re crazy, and I love it!  Feel better soon.Keep writing…

  • Kaitie507 August 26, 2012 - 6:16 pm Reply

    My mom used to make these for my sister and myself when we were really sick. I don’t think its suppose to cure the cold but instead knock you the f out! In which totally works!

  • hangingon39 August 27, 2012 - 5:01 pm Reply

    Totally laughing at your picture!! Thank you for being the rest of us:)

  • PrissyP August 28, 2012 - 1:16 pm Reply

    This is my first time reading your blog and I laughed!! I’m glad I found it.

  • Doctor Tarr August 29, 2012 - 12:51 am Reply

    The flaw I see here is that you are cooking off some of the alcohol.  I recommend adding the whiskey after the microwave.

  • liz377 August 29, 2012 - 11:26 am Reply

    My husband’s sinus relief drink of choice: 6 oz apple cider (microwave til hot), add 1-2 shots E&J Brandy, and 1 Tbsp honey. Stir and drink. He swears by them. I’m thinking bcs it’s the only time of year he drinks. lol

  • Christine G August 31, 2012 - 10:46 am Reply

    Love the pictures, especially the distracting dog. Feel better soon! My favorite sicky-time beverage is Celestial Seasonings Echinacea wellness tea, I’ll try boozing it up next time ^_^

  • pylavender September 22, 2012 - 1:32 pm Reply

    can’t drink hot toddys, makes me go to goodwill and buy s*** that I think I will do something with.

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  • Elizabeth Castorina Fleming December 28, 2012 - 5:25 pm Reply

    That is ny favorite sicky treatment.. I generally only microwave the honey and lemon though so as not to risk disrupting the alcohol content in the whiskey by heating it.

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