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Friday, October 10, 2008

For whatever ails you

I know you are detecting a theme here, last blog was about Irish Coffee and now this is about the ever famous Hot Whiskey. It is that time of year! It is getting a little colder outside, some may have more rain than others, maybe even a little frost already on the ground.

The runny noses have begun, and you are wondering if you should dig out your gloves.

Whilst pondering that thought of exactly where the box of gloves and scarfs is stashed, pull a few items together from the kitchen and bar and fix yourself a dose of hot whiskey (or hot toddy depending on where you come from).

This recipe, is just a traditional Irish recipe and you can adapt it to suit your own tastebuds.


2oz Irish Whiskey

6 cloves

1 nice think round slice of lemon

1 tsp sugar (or honey if you have a sore throat)

Boiling water


Boil the water. Stud the slice of lemon with the cloves. Put sugar and whiskey in glass and fill with boiling water. Stir until sugar is dissolved then throw in lemon with cloves.

Wait until it cools down for a minute then sip. Adjust the sweetness to suit your own taste buds.

No matter what the ailment, the first one will ease your pain and there is no telling how well you will sleep after the second!


That is all the WiseWords I have for today,



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