Yes, more rum. I had a tiny bit left, just enough for one drink… and since I have a cold, I decided to make it a warm one. I am convinced hot toddies are the best cold remedy. The rum is to numb, the honey 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 this, Chairman’s Reserve from St Lucia, has been very enjoyable indeed, both in my mango trifle and rum & raisin ice cream… and now in this wonderful healing elixir.
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!
- 2 tbsp rum
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 slice of lemon and a squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Boiling water
- Add the rum, honey, lemon and cinnamon to a mug.
- Fill up with water and stir to mix.
- Taste and add more honey or lemon if desired.
- Enjoy and feel better!