When someone needs a cheering up after a long day or is going through hard times we mix up a quick hot toddy adding in one of our tonics or tinctures. We keep a blend of echinacea and goldenseal tonic using the same recipe above in the house year ‘round. At the first sign of a cold or cough, 10 drops go into a warm medicinal mug. A hot toddy is traditionally made with hot water, lemon, sugar or honey, and liquor. Using an herbal tea adds a higher level of medicinal power. Gather together:
1 ounce brandy or bourbon
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon pure honey
½ cup hot water or brewed tea
10 drops of lavender chamomile tonic
Pour boiling water into a mug and let sit for two minutes Pour it out and you have a nicely warmed mug for your toddy, Put honey, lemon juice and in a warmed mug. Add hot water or hot tea and stir until the honey has dissolved. Add the brandy or bourbon, stir then finish with a lemon slice. A slice of ginger can be substituted for the lemon for extra zing. Nothing is more reassuring than a warm drink served with love.
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