How to Make a Hot Toddy for a Flu

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Some flu experts believe that cold drinks increase congestion, whereas warm drinks loosen secretions and are more flu-friendly. Try sipping a hot toddy before bed to help you sleep and clear your stuffy head.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • Hot water
  • Herbal tea
  • Honey
  • Bourbon, whiskey or rum
  • Bourbons
  • Blended Whiskeys
  • Rum
  • Decaffeinated Tea
  • Herbal Tea
    • 1

      Boil a cup or 2 of water and pour into a mug.

    • 2

      Place an herbal tea bag or a decaffeinated tea bag into the mug and steep for 5 minutes.

    • 3

      Add 1 to 2 tsp. honey to the tea.

    • 4

      Add 1 shot (approximately 2 oz.) of bourbon, whiskey or rum.

    • 5

      Stir thoroughly.

    • 6

      Breathe in the steam from the hot toddy as you sip.

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