Musical pairing – Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash
I’m not sure if the cold and flu season begins but I do know that it arrived here at Smith Bites 2 weeks ago – first The Professor and then four days later, moi. Somehow I’d managed to stay cold-free for more than two years; alas, wasn’t able to dodge this one.
Sore throat, then the body aches, then drippy nose and for a few days, I could have auditioned for the ‘Daddy sang bass’ line in the Johnny Cash song. Kleenex box in one hand, comfy blanket in the other, I did what any normal, want-to-make-it-all-better, person would do . . . I made a Hot Toddy . . . truth be told, I made several Hot Toddies over the course of several days.
My vocal range is back to normal, body aches long gone and I just have a teensy bit of a residual cough – I claim the Stone Fruit Hot Toddy cure . . . well, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!
STONE FRUIT HOT TODDY
NOTE: I am gluten-free and am aware that drinking alcohol, distilled or not, is controversial in the gluten-free community. I am not a healthcare professional so please feel free to omit.
Additionally, there is not enough alcohol in this to make one even the slightest bit tipsy; however, I sipped on one every six hours or so – certainly wasn’t slamming them back one after the other – and it really did help to quiet my incessant coughing!
- 1 peach tea bag
- 1 squeeze lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon OYO Stone Fruit Vodka (really, really lovely!)
- honey to sweeten to taste
- 1 lemon wedge to float if you’re feeling fancy
- Place 1 tea bag (per serving) into mug
- Heat water in teakettle to boiling
- Fill mug with hot water
- Add squeeze of lemon, spirits and honey
- Steep for 5 minutes; remove tea bag and sip
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