My best friend, who just happens to be Irish, made this drink for me one cold night in Chicago and since then, I have been hooked! Warning: it is very potent, just one of these will warm you up and basically make you good for nothing afterwards - what a treat! It is super to drink at night if you have a sore throat. My friend said this is what the Irish drink if they don't feel well. But don't wait until you have a cold to try this recipe!
this is very similar to what we scottish call a toddy we take it if we have a cold or flu.This is really good but i still prefer our version,scotch,honey,cloves and boiled what!!!!!warning may make the opposite sex very attractive. - 24 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I had this when I was under the weather in Dublin and it really seems to work. I tried this recipe at home when I had an ear infection and after a couple of glasses, at least I wasn't in pain anymore, and I actually did feel better in the morning. I'm firmly in the leave out the sugar camp of the Hot Irish Whiskey devotees, and I also add some extra lemon juice. Thanks! - 02 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I'm mixed on this one. I really liked it & then I thought it tastes like lemon water. After a couple who cares? - 07 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)