Producing episode four is going to be a bit of a challenge this week because we have a lot of coughs and sniffles to edit out. As you will hear, Charlie and I were fighting a nasty cold during this week’s show. I was the one during the recording who was coughing and hacking but now it’s Charlie’s turn to fight the microbial invaders. As Charlie recovers on the couch I thought I would share with you the recipe for our drink of the week, a hot toddy that is guaranteed to make the most miserable cold feel better.
This recipe works best if someone makes it for you while you are huddled on the couch with a comforter wrapped around you and The Princess Bride playing on the TV.
1/8 of a fresh lemon
1 Tablespoon of honey (plus a squeeze more for luck)
2 ounces of bourbon (plus a splash more for luck)
½ cup boiling water
Squeeze the lemon into your favorite large mug and then put the wedge in as well. Cover with the honey and then add the bourbon and the boiling water. Stir well and sit back and enjoy.
Besides tasting good the medicinal properties of this combination has actually been documented. Lemon is full of vitamin C and acts as a natural antiseptic. Honey has actually been shown in studies to be as effective as cough syrup for suppressing coughs and is known to kill bacteria. And the bourbon? Well the alcohol is also an antiseptic and can relax the throat to ease coughing. Not to mention the fact that this combination just plain tastes good and makes you feel very warm and cozy. So we will rest up, drink lots of liquids and be back and ready for fun and sexiness next week.