Uncommon cure

Hot toddy, Shady Lady Saloon

Illustration by Serene Lusano

Is everybody getting a cold right now or is it just me? Getting sick’s a real pain, mostly because it gets in the way of my drinking schedule. Then again, supposedly whiskey’s a remedy for this sort of thing, and a good hot toddy is an ideal way to soothe a sore throat. Shady Lady puts together a solid hot toddy ($10) with a slice of lemon, a curl of orange peel with cloves, a cinnamon stick and honey to complement the bourbon I so desperately crave. Pick one up on a cold, rainy night and see how much good it does for you. 1409 R Street, http://shadyladybar.com.