Hot toddies have a long history in the world of cocktails as well as a wide variety of recipes that usually revolve around brandy, whiskey or rum mixed with lemon and a sweetener, often honey. More modern iterations include the addition of spices or hot tea, and frankly, these are all positive developments to what was already a pretty fine concoction.
But if you want to whip up an old standard, here's a recipe from Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey, a product that's been around since 1829. Word is the polar vortex is supposed to take another dip south before this month is over, so you might want to keep this recipe handy.
THE HOT TULLY
2 ounces Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup (1 part sugar/1 part water)
1/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
6 ounces Hot Water
Mix all in a mug or Irish Coffee cup and stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick or feel free to add some fresh ginger or infuse the simple syrup with seasonal flavors like cinnamon, orange, apple or ginger.
This will surely cure what ails you!