The Beast from the East is howling outside and frostbiting like an arctic wolf, but fear not as we have for you HOT TODDY with Linden Honey!
We have for you the best remedy, secretly passed from generation to generation. The magical position that will revive and revitalise you in no time.
Hot Toddy the greatest invention since the whiskey itself. There is not better anti cold, anti-flu or anti anything you actually do not like type od defence.
Victoria Moore puts it in How To Drink: “The vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe, the alcohol to numb.”
Let’s brew some.
Firstly bring some water to boil with a cinnamon stick and few cloves. After few minutes add tea and set it aside covered and let it cool down so it would not pasteurise the honey. In a mean time juice a whole lemon and measure out two shots of Scotch whiskey. Mix both together and 1 tablespoon of honey.
The best choice would be some light flavoured kind of honey. our favourite is Linden honey, for its light woody flavour and slightly zesty fresh aroma. No wonder Linden is also known as the Lime tree, but whatever you have will do;)
For the extra boost, you can add a teaspoon of bee pollen, which is known to boost the immune system.
When ware cools to more or lest 60 degrees or does not burn your pinky, it is safe to add it to the rest of the ingredients. Remeber hot water may destroy microflora and biomatter of the honey.
HOT TODDY is all about relaxing and being comfortable. So enjoy with friends!
And as usual, paraphrasing the Vsauce :
Thanks for reading and Bee healthy!