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Hot Irish Whiskey

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 drink)


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  1. 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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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 m...

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 an...

I'm mixed on this one. I really liked it & then I thought it tastes like lemon water. After a couple who cares?

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 tr...

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 perf...

Very tasty. These will definately sneak up on you.

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 t...

I llearned to make this in Ireland. Same recipe. Delicious!

Forget thera-flu, this cocktail is the REAL DEAL! Sláinte!