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Cures the Common Cold

December 18, 2010
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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
In This Recipe
  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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4 Reviews

Lizthechef December 18, 2010
Like the idea of cayenne very much!
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fiveandspice December 19, 2010
drbabs December 18, 2010
(sneezing) This is exactly what I need!
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fiveandspice December 19, 2010
Gesundheidt! Hope it helps!