Good News: Hot Toddies Work

Have a common cold? Crack open the whiskey

“Good news from science: all Southern grandmas were right — whiskey helps relieve cold symptoms.

The hot toddy, a mixture of hot water, lemon juice, honey and whiskey, has been a staple of homespun cold remedies in Southeastern U.S. since the Scots-Irish settled the Appalachian region and brought their recipes for hot whiskey with them. Southern grannies have been mixing the brew to ease a sore throat or loosen congestion ever since”


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