Medicinal Whiskey

My apologies for my absence.  Our school has transformed into what seems to be an infirmary.  I’ve been down for the count for about 3 weeks suffering from this and that, as have so many other students.  I may have stumbled on the cure for all things habadeejabadee stewing around the Green Isle.  My new found irish shaman, otherwise known as Mary from the Ballymaloe Gift Shop, has given me the secret weapon beverage that many subscribe to here.  This could not come at a better time now that winter has really laid down.  Snow has blanketed much of the island!

Medicinal Whiskey

1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

1 cup boiling water

1 shot whiskey, or more to taste

lemon wedge studded with approximately five cloves

I know some may think using an American whiskey in Ireland is near blasphemous, and I could tell you it was a nod to my Jack Daniels swilling, loving family.  The truth, however, is that it was on sale at the market – only €6 for a 700ml bottle!  Who would pass that up?!

In a mug mix the water and brown sugar until dissolved.  Pour in whiskey and swirl with studded lemon wedge.  Consume frequently.

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2 thoughts on “Medicinal Whiskey

  1. So sorry to hear about the heebeejeebees. On consulting a leprechaun friend he advises tripling or even quadrupling the medicinal whisky shot. Also substitute the brown sugar with a VERY large tablespoon of honey. Honey, unlike sugar contains natural antibiotic’s, which, the leprechaun assures me will be terribly good for you. The honey also cuts the “bite” of the whisky and makes the drink smoother. Thus encouraging one to comfortably consume a little more. It is medicine after all, you poor thing. Suddenly I’m feeling a little ill myself……

    • Baloo,

      Great suggestions! As I am still suffering I will give the very important antibiotic honey/whiskey mixture a try and report back, all in the name of science of course.

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