Dr. Pat’s Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

Hi everyone, Gerald here! Okay, so Kacey has fought a Strep Throat for the past several days and it was really hurting her. I was browsing around the net when I came across this recipe from Sooz Cooks and I decided to make it for her.  We used a standard green tea bag with a tablespoon of honey and two teaspoons of lemon juice with some 90+ proof Bourbon.  It worked amazingly! For the first time in days, she slept very well and was already better the next day.  I really think this drink helped her get the rest her body needed.


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Sooz Cooks said her family doctor suggested this instead of prescription cough syrup for relieving the cold symptoms of the ADULTS in her family. Her family doctor says the whiskey helps you sleep while the honey and lemon soothe your throat. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes to make. See the recipe from Food.com below:


1 very hot cup water
1 tea bag (good dark Tea, Green Tea will work too)
2 ounces whiskey (we use Jack Daniels)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice (we use the stuff in the plastic lemon)
1 slice fresh lemon (if we don’t have this we don’t use it) (optional)


  • Place the whiskey – Honey – Tea bag(s) in a large microwave safe mug with 1 cup of Very Hot water.
    NOTE: microwave if it’s not hot enough, place in the microwave for 1 minute or until it is piping hot, but not boiling.
  • Add the honey.
  • Pour the hot water into the mug over the spoon you used for the honey to get off the last little drops.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir well.
  • Add the lemon slice and serve.

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