|Bushmills Inn, County Antrim|
Friday, 29 January 2016
Beat the chill. Arm yourself with an abundant supply of whiskey, lashings of lemons and cloves, and fight back.
STEP ONE. The trick is to heat your glass first, so rinse it out with boiling water just as you would heat a teapot prior to making tea.
STEP TWO. Watch the cold begin its retreat as you intrepidly place four or five cloves in a slice of lemon.
Place the lot in the heated glass.
STEP THREE. Add about two spoonfuls of sugar (preferably brown) and pour in boiling water till the glass is about half full.
Stir until the sugar has entirely dissolved.
Finally, a liberal helping of whiskey, preferably distilled in the fair village of Bushmills, County Antrim.
Stir well and savour.
You have just beaten the cold.