Winter isn’t over just yet, so if you forget to bundle up on an extremely cold night, you might pay for it the next day. Catching a cold is the last thing you want to do around this time of year, but if you do, choose your curing method wisely. There’s a boat load of options you choose from to get rid of said cold, over-the-counter drugs will certainly do the trick depending on how much you’re willing to spend. And, if that doesn’t work, you can always ask the ‘Doc’ for a powerful prescription to knock it out.
Of course, you could opt for one of the most underrated ways to get rid of that feeling of being sick — The Hot Toddy. If and when you decide to go that route you might want to know the perfect way to make it. In that case, we’d suggest the ‘Old World Toddy’. The key to perfecting this cold-curing cocktail is much like making almost any other of your favorite spirit concoctions — the ingredients, except for one element — Jägermeister. If you’ve got that on hand you’re good to go. The method for preparation is fairly straight forward, so screwing this up isn’t going to be easy.
Old World Toddy
Created by Willy Shine, Brand Meister for Jägermeister
- 1 part Jägermeister
- 1/2 part Lemon juice
- 1/2 part Spiced pomegranate honey*
- 2 part Fresh apple cider
- 1 part Jamaican Aged Rum (Appleton Reserve)
- 1 part water
Steep a clove, fresh ginger pieces and cracked cinnamon sticks in pot like you’re making a tea. Bring to boil and let sit to chill. Fine strain the liquid and add equal parts honey and be sure to keep refrigerated.
After that grab a decorative footed mug and garnish it with whole cloves and an orange peel.