My best friend who just happens to be Irish made this drink for me one cold night in Chicago and since then, I have been hooked! Warning: it is very potent, just one of these will warm you up and basically make you good for nothing afterwards - what a treat! It is super to drink at night if you have a sore throat. My friend said this is what the Irish drink if they don't feel good but don't wait until you have a cold to try this recipe!

Kat G
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Press cloves into the peel of the lemon slice all the way around. Set aside. Measure the sugar into a wine glass. Place a metal spoon into the glass with the curved side facing upwards. Pour the boiling water over the back of the spoon. This will keep your wine glass from shattering. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour in the whiskey and add the lemon slice. Let steep for about 1 minute before drinking.

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Nutrition Facts

180.5 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; sodium 27mg 1% DV; cholesterolmg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2009
this is very similar to what we scottish call a toddy we take it if we have a cold or flu.This is really good but i still prefer our version,scotch,honey,cloves and boiled what!!!!!warning may make the opposite sex very attractive. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2009
this is very similar to what we scottish call a toddy we take it if we have a cold or flu.This is really good but i still prefer our version,scotch,honey,cloves and boiled what!!!!!warning may make the opposite sex very attractive. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
I had this when I was under the weather in Dublin and it really seems to work. I tried this recipe at home when I had an ear infection and after a couple of glasses at least I wasn't in pain anymore and I actually did feel better in the morning. I'm firmly in the leave out the sugar camp of the Hot Irish Whiskey devotees and I also add some extra lemon juice. Thanks! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2008
I'm mixed on this one. I really liked it & then I thought it tastes like lemon water. After a couple who cares? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
I'm feeling absolutely crummy today and indulged in a little alcohol (I don't drink much anymore only because it messes with my blood sugars) in this drink because I just need to zone out and try to feel better. This was very good most soothing and just what I needed. NOTE: I did not use sugar I used one teaspoon organic honey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
Very tasty. These will definately sneak up on you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2011
We went on a trip to Ireland last year and were treated to this drink by one of the locals. This is exactly how it was done right down to the spoon so on authenticity alone the recipe is perfect. They really are delicious and oh so comforting on a cold evening. Thanks for putting this out there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2013
Yes this does the trick every time. I use honey instead of sugar. But watch with these! They're too good! You might find yourself taking two sick days and finishing a liter of Jameson's (not that this happened to me;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2017
Forget thera-flu this cocktail is the REAL DEAL! Sláinte! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2014
Nice and simple. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did. I may try this with a bit less auger next time but overall very pleased! Read More