Virgin Hot Tottie

Ever have a Hot Tottie? In New England where I grew up it was common to make a hot tottie if your throat was sore. This consisted of hot water, lemon juice, honey and WHISKEY!

Now if you still want to include the amber juice, have at it! Below is a virgin version I use when I want something soothing, warm and healing.

  • Hot water to fill a mug
  • Organic lemon, one large wedge
  • Tbsp honey (local honey is great for allergies)
  • 1/2 inch chunk peeled ginger root

Remove any seeds from the lemon wedge and toss into mug along with the ginger. Add the hot water followed by the honey, stir to melt the honey. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or extra lemon peel. Enjoy!

GINGER (Zingiber officinale)

There are many properties of ginger, including Anti-emetic (helps with nausea and motion sickness). It’s good for chills, colds, flu and sore throats. When inhaled, ginger essence eases mental confusion, and helps to relieve fatigue and nervous exhaustion.

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