My Four Roses Hot Toddy cup arrived in the mail a few weeks ago and I've been making hot toddys for my wife lately as she's had a raging cold for about two weeks. We'd never tried one before but now she likes them a lot (I use the recipe on the card that came with the cup but I use real maple syrup instead of sugar). Now I'm getting the beginnings of a real barn burner and decided to try one myself tonight. I give it two thumbs way up. My throat feels much better. My wife tells me that the healing effects are short lived, however. I may try upping the dosage a little.
The maple syrup (again, the real stuff, not Mrs. Butterworth or the like... on second thought, it may not be that bad... ah, why disgrace good bourbon with artificial crap like that? Use the good stuff).
I don't think I would have ever tried a hot toddy had it not been for this delightful little gift.
Next time you get a cold, try one of these before bedtime. It's the right stuff.