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

Feb 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET

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

Tina Fey

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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.

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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.

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

Amy Poehler

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