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Hot Tottie to get you back on the slopes

post #1 of 31
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After being sick for three days, I'm thinking how awful this would be if I were on a ski vacation and suffering from Bronchitis.

If you're suffering from a bad cold/flu, and you NEED to get back on the slopes, whats your favorite Hot Tottie Recipe to get you back out there!?
post #2 of 31
Will be very interested in the concoctions that get posted!

Unfortunately, I've never found anything but sleep and hot showers that gets me back on my feet. Luckily, in the last 4 years my wife nor I have missed an at-hill ski day due to illness. (A couple of days due to injury, however.)

Last time we missed a sick day was when my wife was diagnosed with pneumonia at the tail end of an X-mas trip 5 or 6 years ago. We spent the first dead day at the hospital. I skied off and on the next day, but two days later I couldn't get out of bed either. We spent a couple of extra unplanned days at the mountain before heading home. Nothing but sleep pulled us through that one. Trips like that suck.

Despite 40-60 day seasons, thankfully that was a one-time event.
post #3 of 31
Pretty lucky during most ski seasons,but if I've got a cold II'm trying to shake,this seems to speed it along.

Pour boiling hot water into a beer glass(make sure it has a handle)
Add 2 Tbsp's of honey and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
Add 2 Tbsp's of vodka,gin or rum
Drink and go right to bed.
You'll sweat a bit and sleep like a baby.
post #4 of 31

you take the hot toddy...

i'll take the taut hottie.
post #5 of 31
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i'll take the taut hottie.
Watch yer hands!:
post #6 of 31
I suggest scotch. Followed by some more..scotch. Then some scotch. Then repeat.
post #7 of 31
Avoid chills and get all the sleep you can. About the only time I get ill during the winter is if I don't get my eight hours each night.

Steamy shower or "tenting" your head over a sinkful of steaming hot water will break up respiratory congestion. Lubricate the tissues around the nose regularly to protect against Kleenex rash.

I'd think anything that can intoxicate would add to a sore head.
post #8 of 31
I'll add Scotch, Lemon & Honey to Chamomile tea and get some sleep.

Michael
post #9 of 31
My girlfriend and I both caught a cold two days before we left for a ski trip in Winterpark at the beginning of this past season. With lots of vitamins, Sudafed, water, NyQuil and sleep, we did just fine.

Having a Camelback to drink from during every ride up a lift was key - otherwise we got so dehydrated that we could only barely make it down a run.
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I suggest scotch. Followed by some more..scotch. Then some scotch. Then repeat.
TC asked for your special concoction for when yer sick ... not your standard apres-ski predisposition.
post #11 of 31
P.S. Hope you're feeling better soon TC!!
post #12 of 31
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TC asked for your special concoction for when yer sick ... not your standard apres-ski predisposition.
That is its beauty..it does both
post #13 of 31
4 oz cheap scotch, 4 0z boiling water, a teaspoonful of sugar. Inhale vapour, sip slowly.
post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
That is its beauty..it does both
Hmmm, maybe you've helped me discover how to never be sick again.

...I take that back. I'm having a flashback to a night out with the guys long ago. NO, definitely didn't help that night.
post #15 of 31
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Hmmm, maybe you've helped me discover how to never be sick again.

...I take that back. I'm having a flashback to a night out with the guys long ago. NO, definitely didn't help that night.
Sorry, side effects: Memory loss or Revisionalistic memory does occur from injestion.
post #16 of 31
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P.S. Hope you're feeling better soon TC!!
Thanks for asking. I do feel better, not 100% but better.
In a few days I'll be back on the bike, or golf course.
post #17 of 31
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Sorry, side effects: Memory loss or Revisionalistic memory does occur from injestion.
I think it was the "repeat" part of the instructions that got me.
post #18 of 31
Ski with some Swedeish family. They have a traditional drink they make called "GLUG".

Cross between Yaigermeister, Robitussin and Gwuerstraminer (sp?). Saved my life one time.
post #19 of 31
A good hot toddy can be just the right thing (or whisky itself, as Phil suggests).

Hot tottie is quite a different matter. Often whisky is involved, followed by penicillin.
post #20 of 31
Where I come from, "hot tottie" means something quite different ...

Hot toddy, as I know it, is your cold-curing whisky based concoction.

But if I'm laid low I think I'd be happy with either.

JB
post #21 of 31
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Maybe I need to get a moderator to edit the title of this thread.
I was under the influence of cold medication when I drafted this.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post
Ski with some Swedeish family. They have a traditional drink they make called "GLUG".
Actually that's Glogg. With an umlaut, although I don't know the Swedish word for umlaut. The nice thing is that it comes alcohol free, and you can add your prefered poison. Or not.

They have some wonderful berry teas in Sweden as well.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by cspsskiguy View Post
Pretty lucky during most ski seasons,but if I've got a cold II'm trying to shake,this seems to speed it along.

Pour boiling hot water into a beer glass(make sure it has a handle)
Add 2 Tbsp's of honey and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice
Add 2 Tbsp's of vodka,gin or rum
Drink and go right to bed.
You'll sweat a bit and sleep like a baby.


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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
I'll add Scotch, Lemon & Honey to Chamomile tea and get some sleep.

Michael
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
4 oz cheap scotch, 4 0z boiling water, a teaspoonful of sugar. Inhale vapour, sip slowly.
Well, at least some people have some honest recipe suggestions. Thanks!


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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I suggest scotch. Followed by some more..scotch. Then some scotch. Then repeat.
If I didn't know better, I'd wonder if you just like to drink scotch,..........but I recall gin with a pickle somewhere along the line.:
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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post
Ski with some Swedeish family. They have a traditional drink they make called "GLUG".

Cross between Yaigermeister, Robitussin and Gwuerstraminer (sp?). Saved my life one time.
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
Actually that's Glogg. With an umlaut, although I don't know the Swedish word for umlaut. The nice thing is that it comes alcohol free, and you can add your prefered poison. Or not.

They have some wonderful berry teas in Sweden as well.
Gotta love those Swedish remedies! Now, where's Pierre when I need him?
post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the well wishes and the recipes.
I'm feeling much better now.
Seems it was just in the nick of time.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...321#post710321

post #25 of 31
Ahah - just needed an excuse for some sick days huh?

Hope you're completely on the mend and have a "tottie" time at altitude.
post #26 of 31
Thread Starter 
No!
Really!
The remedies worked!
Honest!
post #27 of 31
Had some fiver while skiing in France. Went skiing some more. It helps!
post #28 of 31
A few years back,while we were in Amsterdam,my girlfriend was a bit under the weather.We ran in to a guy in a little coffee shop,who said he had a remedy. A couple shots of Jagermeister,which I believe IS an old German medicinal drink,and a couple of hits of the local herbal remedey.Not being a smoker,I can't vouch for it's effectiveness,but she was back to her old self after a good nights sleep.Maybe it was just a happy coincidence.

Have fun on the bike, TC.
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by cspsskiguy View Post

Have fun on the bike, TC.
Thanks for the remedy!

I will surely have fun on the bike, but first, I ski!
post #30 of 31
Is there still skiing in the LP,or are u travelling?
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