5 Ingredients or Fewer

Cures the Common Cold

December 18, 2010
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
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 6 ounces hot water
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Directions
  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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I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.