Saturday, January 17, 2015

Strictly For Medicinal Purposes

As the always eloquent W.C. Fields used to say, "It's strictly for medicinal purposes."

The cold and flu season is in full swing across the country.  Some reports are saying this year's flu will be the worst in years.  Even the colds going around are hard to shake, leaving it's sufferers coughing long after other symptoms are gone.

Everyone is urged to be diligent in trying to prevent contracting and spreading the flu.   Here are some tips to help:
1. Wash hands often
2. "Dracula" cough/sneeze
3. Get plenty of rest
4. Blow your nose regularly
5. Gargle
6. Drink plenty of hot liquids

We especially like #6.  To help you comply, here is Scott's Hot Toddie recipe.  Guaranteed to make you feel better, or at least not care so much that you feel poorly.  They are delicious and can even be enjoyed when you are healthy and just want to knock the chill off.
Stay warm, practice good habits, try and stay healthy, and enjoy plenty of hot beverages this winter.

Dr. Scott's Hot Toddy

1 T. Honey
1 T. Lemon Juice
2 Oz. Bourbon Whiskey
Boiling Water
Lemon Slice (garnish optional)

Mix first 3 ingredients in large mug.  Fill with boiling water.  Stir well.  
Garnish with lemon slice.

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