Knowing how to make a Camomile Toddy can help you soothe a cold or help you relax after a rough day. People have been using "toddies" to help soothe colds, body aches and relax since the beginning of time. A "toddy" is a simple mixture of hot tea, lemon, honey and booze- brandy, rum and whiskey are the liquors used the most in Toddies. The Camomile Toddy has been used to help people relax and sleep for centuries. Combining the relaxing power of Camomile Tea with a a shot of rum will have you back on your feet in no time.
- Camomile tea
- Lemon juice
- Tea pot
- To make a Camomile Toddy, pour 2 cups of water into a tea pot. If you don't have a tea pot, you can heat your water in a sauce pan or in the microwave. Place the tea pot on the stove and heat until the water begins to simmer. Do not heat the water to boiling. Drinking a Camomile Toddy that is too hot can burn the inside of your mouth.
- Put one Chamomile Tea bag into the hot water. Let the tea bag steep in the warm water for about two minutes, until the water turns dark brown. Making a good cup of Chamomile Tea is the foundation to making a good Camomile Toddy.
Pour the tea into a coffee cup. Now add 1 tbsp of honey. Honey will add sweetness to your Camomile Toddy. If you want to make a Camomile Toddy that is really sweet, add more honey until you get the right flavor. Honey will also help to soothe your sore throat.
Add a shot of rum. If you're not a fan of rum, you can use whiskey, brandy or any other kind of hard liquor the strikes your fancy in a Camomile Toddy
Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice. The citric acid in lemon juice gives your Camomile Toddy the antioxidants it needs to help your body ward of the germs that are causing your cold. Lemon juice can also help to open your sinus and help you relax.
Use a spoon to mix your Chamomile Toddy. Once your Camomile Toddy is mixed, take a sip and add more honey or lemon juice to taste. Then sit back, relax and enjoy your Camomile Toddy.