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Chamomile’s Medicinal Properties

Have you ever reached for some Chamomile Tea to beat back a cold? Made from small daisy-looking flowers, Chamomile really does act as a sedative, anti-inflammatory, & antiseptic.

Chamomile is also an ingredient in most Gins. So next time you feel under the weather, how about a Gin Hot Toddy?

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Skins for Winter!

  • 1.5 oz- Whiskey (I recommend Jack Daniels)
  • 1.0 oz- Honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon wedge
  • Hot water (or Breakfast Tea)

A Hot Toddy is glorious for either hunkering down against a cold winter’s night, or bucking a case of the common cold. While it doesn’t get enough attention today, two hundred years ago it was a common libation.

I’ve known for nearly 7 years now that Hot Toddies are delicious. What I didn’t know until recently is that etymologically speaking how you garnish one changes the name of the drink.

Technically, a Toddy with a lemon peel is called a ‘Skin’.


Stir all ingredients until honey is dissolved. Garnish with lemon peel.

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