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What would be the cocktail-equivalent of making a sick friend chicken soup?

I already have a cartoon-vision of a hot toddy right now. There are many good ways to make a hot toddy. My usual is a very traditional Irish style: Irish whiskey, lemon, cloves, honey. Lately, I’ve also really loved a port toddy, which I find very nourishing and delicious. Use a decent but not obviously really expensive port – not the bottle of port you got as a wedding gift. Just a decent, dark port and basically the same proportions of hot water, lemon, and honey. I don’t think cloves go that well with port but a cinnamon stick is nice. I find that super comforting.