I have officially lost my voice and still have two days left of the Sundance Film Festival. I have a few more interviews scheduled and I need to find my voice, so I have been researching quick and easy remedies. Many people have said to sip on a hot drink like a hot toddy. It turns out people have been drinking hot toddies for decades to help soothe a sore throat and relieve the aches and pains that come with a cold. Whiskey acts as a decongestant and combined with honey, lemon, tea and the steam from the drink you have a perfect concoction to help clear up cold symptoms. Alcohol can also dehydrate you, so you will want to limit yourself to just one. Below is the classic hot toddy recipe to help relieve any signs of a cold or to help find a lost voice.
What do you like in your hot toddy?
1 cup of hot water
1 bag of herbal tea
1 1/2 ounce of your favorite rum, whiskey or brandy
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
Add a lemon wedge or cinnamon stick for garnish