Aidan wrote:A hot whiskey is great when you have a cold. Many people over here use it in such circumstances.
In a heat-proof glass, pour a measure of whiskey, add a teaspoon of sugar, a couple of cloves and a slice of lemon. Top up with water off the boil. Put in face.
Nock et al:
I really concur strongly with Aidan as the hot toddy remedy works especially well for me when I'm down with a cold. I use honey instead of sugar for mine but the recipe is the same otherwise. Then I wrap up in a blanket and flannel PJ's and sip it down. You will break into a sweat and that seems to help break the cold. Also, you sleep better. Generally the colds and flus strike when we have milder weather in winter, around 10 to -5*.
(*Note: Considering we have -30 in winter here - 5 is mild)