hot toddy

I have a cough and a cold and I’ve lost my voice. So there’s only one thing for it: hot whisky.

One huge, overflowing spoonful of honey, a squeeze of lemon juice, a big slurp of whisky (doesn’t have to be finest malt; I use blended stuff, known as cooking whisky round here) and top it up with almost boiling water.

Drink out of a suitable mug. This one is very apposite.