Cures the Common Cold

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Author Notes: This is a hot toddy recipe taught to me by a woman from Haiti who I worked with a couple of years ago. She billed it as a good way to cure or prevent colds - which is what hot toddies were originally for anyway as I understand it - but I think it tastes fabulous! The cayenne adds a spicy kick with each sip. Keeping colds away is just an extra bonus!fiveandspice

Serves 1

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 6 ounces hot water
  1. In a mug, combine the honey, lime juice, cayenne, and rum. Stir in the hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved (the cayenne will float up to the top). Enjoy! (Add more honey to taste if you want it even sweeter.)
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Tags: Caribbean, honey, lime, rum, traditional, winter

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

Like the idea of cayenne very much!

Sausage2

almost 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

(sneezing) This is exactly what I need!

Sausage2

almost 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Gesundheidt! Hope it helps!