Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Perfect Port Toddy

I've been feeling a little under the weather this week, and I just want to hide under a big, warm comforter and be consoled by old friends like Harry and Sally, Holly Golightly, and Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton*.... 
One (very) good thing has come from this sore throat, however, and I feel it is my Holiday duty to share it with you. My darling friend Allyson passed this recipe along after hearing I wasn't feeling well, and last night Didz made it for me. 

It comes from chef Michael Chernow (of The Meatball Shop fame), and it goes like this:

Port Toddy
1 c. hot water
1 bag chamomile tea
1-2 tbsp of honey
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
3 oz. ruby port 
2 cinnamon sticks

1. In a medium-size mug combine water, tea, and honey. Stir and let tea steep for about two minutes before removing tea bag. 
2. Add juice, port, and cinnamon sticks. 
3. Snuggle up on the couch and enjoy. 

It's cinnamon-y and sweet, and just boozy enough to warm you up on the inside... Sore throat or not, this is sure to make a regular appearance in our home. 

*(Can you name those movies?)

1 comment:

  1. Yes! I can name those characters! Romantic mood under that comforter, huh? :)

    I swear by tea with honey + lemon whenever I get sick! And this recipe sounds even better.

    Also, do you remember when your dad heard I was sick at Thanksgiving, so he promptly got me down to the cave for "medicine?" Good times, good, drunk times. . .