Its a fact. Liquor is the best cure for winter blues and nothing helps it go down faster then a sweet hot drink. So here's three fun suggestions to drown out the common cold and warm you up from your addled brain to your stumblin toes.

Lets do this!

**Warning. Unfortunately due to the liquor content, these drinks are not appropriate for work or when operating large machinery. Ho hum.

Step 1: Hot Toddy

This drink has it all, the comfort of hot steamy tea, the curative numbing power of whiskey, set off with the tart lemon which goes down smooth as can be thanks to the sweet honey. This drink coats your throat, warms your tummy and takes away all your aches and pains.

Hot Toddy

  • 1 cup of tea (whatever kind you prefer)
  • whiskey
  • 1-2 slices of lemon
  • 1-2 Tbs honey

Click here for the full instructions.

Step 2: Hot Buttery Rum

It was snowing buckets in Chicago and I had a knuckle clenching ride home from work. Yes, I am that crazy to ride my bike home through Chicago traffic on roads buried in snow. It would have taken me at least 2 hours to get home on the bus, where it only took an hour on my bike. Everyone was going so slow, I could weave in and out of traffic, fish tailing the whole way. When I finally got home, every muscle ached from the tension. What I needed was a nice hot stiff drink. Luckily, I had some Buttery Rum mix left over from our Christmas party. It was just what the doctor ordered. It worked for me; it could work for you.

Thaw your aching bones with this delicious buttery rum drink.

Hot Buttery Rum Drink
enough for 8-10 mugs

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • Boiling water
  • All the Rum you can handle

Here are the full instructions.

Step 3: Hot Cocoa and Schnapps

This is the fastest hot cocoa from scratch there is.

Sometimes you just don't have the Swiss Miss laying around. But if you're like me, you've always got a bottle of peppermint schnapps in the liquor cabinet. Mixing the cocoa and powdered sugar in the schnapps helps emulsify the powders easily so they mix well when blending with the hot milk.

Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

  • milk- any percent or skim
  • cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar
  • peppermint schnapps

Here are the full instructions.
Doesn't hot buttery rum taste like warm rum with butter in it?
mmm Hot toddies! I remember way back then AND now. Great for body aches, colds, fevers and for the ladies, the monthlies. yum thanks for the memories!
I think i prefer shitloads of straight vodka for the ladies Its easier than talking
We call this a "pepperment patty". Sounds cooler than "hot cocoa and schnapps" :)
oh! Schnapp! ya'know like oh snap. har har.
Hot Toddy will cure you right up. You got a cold? Have one of these, curl up and go to sleep and you will feel better in the morning.
Twining's earl Grey, Very posh *twiddles imaginary 'stache
What? What? Oh yes, Twinings. I purchase it from the same south Indian import/export I get my morphine from. Excellent chap.
That Hot Buttery Rum sounds absolutely delicious!
What is the drink equivalent of "om nom nom"? These drinks thoroughly deserve it. The last hot buttered rum I had was in a swanky cocktail bar while in the process of losing my voice... it didn't help my voice, but it was a success nonetheless :)
The I always go to the Hot Toddys when I've got sore throats. The lemon and honey, so good with the whiskey. Thanks for your nice comment!
This is the best choice of the tree you gave, i love tea and i love lemon and they go together great! Nice Instructables! :D Now I think im going to go and make me a cup of tea before bed time. :)

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