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Ease your flu symptoms with a hot toddy (yes, really!)

Alexi Velasquez

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Alexi Velasquez is an editorial intern at SheKnows, where she assists the editorial team and contributes content online. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in journalism at Hofstra University, where she writes for The Hofstra Chronicle and...

It's true: a hot toddy can be your new best friend for curing flu and cold symptoms

With flu season upon us, everyone wants to keep their distance.

It's true: a hot toddy can be your new best friend for curing flu and cold symptoms

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But here's the good news — your favorite social activity, drinking, is better for you when you're sick. Thanks to the hot toddy, a warm cocktail infused with herbal tea, lemon and honey, the symptoms that accompany the flu can be relieved, and we couldn't have been more excited.

It's true: a hot toddy can be your new best friend for curing flu and cold symptoms

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The best liquor to use is whiskey or bourbon, as the alcohol helps thin the blood to relieve congestion, and will have you knocked out in no time.

It's true: a hot toddy can be your new best friend for curing flu and cold symptoms

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Be careful, one too many and you might end up back where you started.

It's true: a hot toddy can be your new best friend for curing flu and cold symptoms

Image: Giphy

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