Forget cough syrup! Fireball Hot Toddies will soothe your cold and winter blues.
Fireball Hot Toddy is a delicious recipe to cure those winter colds. Made with fireball, water, honey and lemon, it’s an ultra-soothing cocktail that’ll keep you free from flu while enjoying your booze.
This hot toddy recipe couldn’t come at a more perfect time. It’s the season for colds and the flu. You know that lovely time where your buddies or coworkers decide to share a little too much with you!
Fireball Hot Toddy is the cocktail of comfort food. It’s soothing, warm, delicious and very simple to make! Just boil water, add fireball, honey and lemon into the water and stir until the honey is dissolved.
With a couple of sips, my throat felt so much relief with the warmth of the drink mixed with the honey and lemon. I could even feel it warm my soul in this chilly weather.
How does it taste? I know some of you don’t like the taste of fireball, but it felt more like I was drinking a cinnamon tea. It’s more of cinnamon flavour than fireball.
The Fireball Hot Toddy (that boozy winter cure-all) has a tenuous relationship with professional cough medicines.
While your doctor probably won’t write you a prescription for a cocktail, there are a few real medical benefits to the Fireball Hot Toddy’s primary ingredients—liquor, lemon, honey and cinnamon. Let break it down.
Although too much booze can impair your immune system, a nip can help you recover from colds. Like nightcaps of all varieties, a warm Fireball Hot Toddy at the end of a long day of sneezing will help you sleep better.
Alcohol also dilates your blood vessels. This causes your body to produce more bacteria-fighting mucus, according to Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The hot water in a Fireball Hot Toddy doesn’t just transform fireball and honey into a deliciously warming cocktail, it also helps you breathe. A study published in the Chest medical journal notes that hot water speeds up the flow of nasal mucus, helping you oust that excess snot quicker.
Citrus fruits have lots of vitamin C and antioxidants, and it’ll see you through the cold season. The acidic lemon juice in Fireball Hot Toddy also cuts through nose-clogging mucus, letting you finally breathe easy.
Honey coats your raw, cough-stricken throat with a viscous layer of protection. It can also help fight that bug.
So if you’re sick and don’t have someone to bring you “chicken soup” (or even if you do), a Fireball Hot Toddy might be in order.
How to Make Fireball Hot Toddy
Here’s what you need:
2 c. boiling water
1/4 c. warm caramel
2 tsp. honey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 c. Fireball
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
Bring water to a boil and dip glasses in caramel. Add honey to each glass and squeeze lemon juice. Pour over fireball and boiling water and stir until honey is dissolved.
Top with cinnamon stick and star anise….that’s it!