Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hotty Totty

Hotty Totty?  oops!  That would be my niece, who is a graduate of Old Miss.  
What I meant to say was ...

Hot Toddy.

We are sharing a case of mini-flu this weekend.  Mitchell has the congestion and cough, while I have the sore throat and achy body.  No one has claimed the high fever, thank goodness, so it's available if anyone wants it.

But, there is a cure - a sure fire Southern cure for this 
particular malody.  
The hot toddy.  Lovingly made with hot tea, lots of lemon (or lime if you must), honey and the best bourbon you are willing to waste on tea.  You will see that I did not pull out the sour mash.  Oh, no, my dears.  Never!
Elizabeth, my long time (notice, not "old") friend and college roommate, will attest that we cured many the coed of  laryngitis during rush with this medicine.

So I am taking it for medicinal purposes only.  Will celebrate Margarita Day (which was yesterday) as soon as I am feeling well enough for cold beverages.

Hope you are faring better this last weekend in the dismal month of February.  Time for a return to the Met on the radio.  Carmen today.  
And, another sip of medicine.


  1. Hope you are both feeling better soon! Weekends are not for being sick. Your remedy sounds like one my grandmother advocated: it worked great on a kid (I was out like a light). Sour mash? What's it?

    Almost March. Hang in there! Hugs from afar.

  2. Sour mash ... is a special (well, at least special to those of us who love it) type of bourbon whiskey. It's mostly made in Tennessee (where i grew up) and in Kentucky. It has a smokier taste than "plain" bourbon. Known by my brpther as "Tennessee sippin' whiskey" and definitely too good to mix with anything.

    This half of us ismuch better this morning - no doubt due to the elixir! - and the otber half of us is somewhat better. Light at the end of the tunnel, i think. Thanks for asking!

  3. Mmm, interesting! The things I don't know about ... I grew up drinking (very small glasses, or diluted) beer and wine (other than for truly medicinal purposes), but I have yet to acquire a taste for anything stronger than (now straight) beer and wine.

    I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Have another toddy :-).

  4. My Dad fixed quite a few hot toddies I remember. I did have one once as a child--small amount but it quickly helped me sleep when I was sick with the flu. Glad you are feeling better now. Thanks for posting on my blog yesterday.