Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Marble Man's Cure-All "Tea"

Several people have asked for the recipe for Marble Man's "special tea". OK, confession time: this is not something he came up with. I told him how to make it for me and he did a bang-up job. He comes from a long line of tee-totalers (but it was remarkably easy to corrupt him!). When I feel cruddy from a cold, and don't want to take Nyquil during the day, I make this tea remedy and it really helps:

1.5 ounces bourbon, whiskey, or brandy
2 tsp honey
neutral-flavored tea (Lipton's or Twining's English Breakfast are best for this)

Add hot water, steep, and drink it up while it's hot. Repeat until you can no longer sit up straight :-) Guaranteed, you'll get some good naps in!


Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Sounds like the "hot toddy" my Dad used to give us when we were (not too) little and sick. Sleep cures what ails you!

lori vliegen said...

thanks for sharing this recipe, kate! it sounds like it would be great, with or without having a cold! :)

have a great new year!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

So you mean beer doesn't work?! Haha, well if it tastes better than Thera-flu, I'll try it!

shiborigirl said...

I don't know what thera-flue tastes like. This is NOT a delicious drink - just designed to knock you on your ass!


Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Thanks for always visiting me and great comments.
You sure cracked me up with the way you described this recipe...LOL
But I have to admit that...I was given a similar "brew" when sick and living in the country...

~ Gabriela ~

Terri said...

Kate, do I have to have a cold to make this? Sounds like a nice toasty drink, um I mean tea.

shiborigirl said...

I say, let's all go "cough, cough" and head to the kitchen to mix up a batch!


High Desert Diva said...

Hmmm....do I need to be sick?

rochambeau said...

Sounds like my kind of cure! Is it working?? Do you feel better? Hope you will be able to celebrate tomorrow night!
Happy 2009 Kate!


somepinkflowers said...

yum yum yum!


i want it with
1.5 ounces bourbon,
1.5 ounces whiskey,
1.5 ounces brandy
that is just me.....

oh happy new year to you,
shibori girly.
may you make many bright,
sparkly new treasures
in the coming year.
then show them here.