Hot Toddy (And A Free Desktop Background Too)


Today, I was waking up deciding what to prepare for my blog – whether it would be the long planned soft pretzels recipe, or a lovely beverage called hot toddy.

One look outside the window made it all perfectly clear (because yes, in my strange world the weather and light is everything).

The sun was shining extremely bright. As if begging to send some of its rays through a hot, sweet, and delicious cup, helping to make the drink that’s inside look as magical, warming, and soothing as it in fact really is.

So, the Hot Toddy it is!

An efficient cold-healing potion, and a relaxer par excellence.

As somebody once said: “Hot Toddy has it all – the vitamin C for health, the honey to soothe, the alcohol to numb.”

And I drank it …in the morning …and don’t even have a cold … and yes, I had a great day…



If you want to have a great day too, all you need to do is to mix all these ingredients, that’s all.

And drink it happily.

And should the need arise, just have another one.

Also, feel free to experiment with your favorite types of tea or skip it all together and use hot water alone.



My day was in fact so nice and relaxed, that I decided to share the hot toddy picture and the bright morning sun with you. The downloads below offer large enough pictures to make a nice desktop wallpaper. So grab yours, if you want to. They are here for you, and they are for free:

Download 1440×960

Download 1366×911

Download 1280×853

Download 1024×683




I edited the picture some more and ended up with this vintage feel. I liked it a lot, so I made this one downloadable too:

Download 1440×960

Download 1366×911

Download 1280×853

Download 1024×683




3 thoughts on “Hot Toddy (And A Free Desktop Background Too)

  1. 1
    Caroline says:

    Mmmm, almost worth having a cold for. It’s not chilly but it’s miserable (here in France anyway). Just right for hot toddy. Thanks for the reminder!

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    Dena says:

    Petra: This is a beautiful photo. I love how you captured the light, both in the drink and the glass plate below. The reflections make me smile. Impressive. It is cold here in New Hampshire right now, so time for one of your toddies! And thanks for the download. D

  3. 3
    Donna says:

    oooo yes, I like!!!!! I will be making this soon!

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