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Hot Irish Whiskey Recipe
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Hot Irish Whiskey

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"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 good but don't wait until you have a cold to try this recipe!"

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Press cloves into the peel of the lemon slice all the way around. Set aside. Measure the sugar into a wine glass. Place a metal spoon into the glass with the curved side facing upwards. Pour the boiling water over the back of the spoon. This will keep your wine glass from shattering. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour in the whiskey and add the lemon slice. Let steep for about 1 minute before drinking.
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Apr 24, 2009

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.

Jan 02, 2009

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!

Mar 07, 2008

I'm mixed on this one. I really liked it & then I thought it tastes like lemon water. After a couple who cares?

Nov 05, 2010

I'm feeling absolutely crummy today and indulged in a little alcohol (I don't drink much anymore only because it messes with my blood sugars) in this drink because I just need to zone out and try to feel better. This was very good, most soothing and just what I needed. NOTE: I did not use sugar, I used one teaspoon organic honey.

Oct 26, 2011

We went on a trip to Ireland last year and were treated to this drink by one of the locals. This is exactly how it was done right down to the spoon so, on authenticity alone, the recipe is perfect. They really are delicious and oh so comforting on a cold evening. Thanks for putting this out there.

Feb 24, 2008

Very tasty. These will definately sneak up on you.

Jan 01, 2015

I thought the cloves might taste too strong, but they don't. A lovely drink.

Jan 20, 2014

Nice and simple. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did. I may try this with a bit less auger next time but overall very pleased!


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