An Irish solution

My, my, has it been a month already?

Between the search for – and eventual beginning of – a new job the time is just flying.

This weekend I’m home in Ireland and typically I have come down with a horrible head cold. I’m sweaty and snotty and headache-y and miserable.

I tried a variety of painkillers to make me feel better.

I tried regular tea, green tea and vitamins.

But the only thing that has gone any way toward improving my health or mood so far is hot whiskey. I’m not a big whiskey person, but should you find yourself in this situation I thoroughly recommend it:

  • 1 generous shot of Jameson
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • Cloves if you want to get fancy about it, but they’re not really necessary
  • 2 spoons of sugar if, like me, you don’t really like the taste of whiskey
  • Top it up with hot water

It reduces your symptoms making you feel a bit better and gets you a bit drunk making you feel happier – talk abut a win-win situation.

Now excuse me whilst I drink myself into a stupor. It’s medicinal.

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Comment (2)

  • Elyse| May 5, 2012

    Ah, nothing works like a hot toddy. I use honey though. And cheaper whiskey!

    • Katie| May 5, 2012

      Ooh yes, honey would be lovely too! As I said, I’m not actually much of a whiskey drinker in general but if you’re gonna do it you may as well do it in style 😉

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