I know you think now is a good time to go on a detox, but really it isn’t. Consider the impact going alcohol, fat and sugar-free will have on your poor, trembling body. Your internal organs have only just got comfortable operating entirely on Harveys Bristol Cream and your skin is looking pink and plump on a diet of Christmas tree chocolates and brandy butter.
In fact, you’re looking plump all over. Isn’t that a good thing? You’re sporting the well-dimpled thighs and swinging chin of success. “Look at me,” your stately waddle says. “I was able to buy and eat more Stilton than was strictly necessary.”
No, now is a terrible time to try to cut anything from your diet. Especially when the January chill is so nippy and biting. You need a nice thick layer of flesh on your outsides and the warm glow of alcohol on your insides. In fact, what you need is a hot toddy.
Vodka and ginger hot toddy
30ml ginger wine
1 thick slice orange
1 Pour the vodka and ginger wine into a heatproof glass or mug. Add the slice of orange and top up with steaming hot water – about 200ml should do it. Stir and drink.