While my fellow Skepchick writers are busy picking up the slack created by my bloggy silence, I am attempting to recover from an annoying cold (picked up somewhere in New Jersey at Christmastime, reinforcing your every stereotype about the blasted state). Yesterday, I took the obvious route to recovery with plenty of generic Tylenol Cold followed by Nyquil. Result: still sick today.
Now, multiple people have independently suggested that I combat the invading virus with a “hot toddy.” I’ve been schooled on the basic recipe, consisting of hot water, lemon, honey, and whiskey. Of those, I lack everything but the whiskey. Okay, and the water, but I’m not accustomed to water mingling so freely with my beloved Bushmill’s.
Here’s my dilemma: as much as I enjoy a good excuse to drink, doesn’t it seem more logical that alcohol might have a negative impact on the old immune system? I know there’s a dash of the stuff in my Nyquil, but surely not as much as a shot of whiskey. Right? I’ll be Googling around for the answer, but thought I’d pose the question to you smarties first. Here it is all summed up:
Will booze make me feel better?