Drink of the Week: Cold Water Brewery & Grill’s The Remedy

This week's featured drink is Cold Water Brewery & Grill's The Remedy.
Robert Galloway/Tahoe Daily Tribune

In our Drink of the Week segment, we’ll showcase one unique type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try at one of the countless breweries, bars and restaurants from around the basin.

If all goes as planned, you’re going to be reading this during a time in Tahoe where we’re getting hit with our second substantial winter storm of the season. Fingers crossed, the snow is flying, temperature chilly, and this week’s feature gives you all those warm feelings of a holiday hot toddy — and then some. 

The “then some” in this case goes hand in hand with the name, “The Remedy.” The traditional hot toddy is an age-old drink that steeps in the lore of temporary sickness treatments such as decongestion and sore throat soothing. But, this drink takes that concept and pushes all of their chips to the middle of table to raise the stakes. 

All of your standard ingredients are there: Jameson Irish whiskey, honey, lemon, and hot water. The bumps come from the additions of ginger, black pepper and turmeric — each bringing their own strong resume of health benefits. 

There’s a great smell of equal parts earthy, sweet and citrusy that emanate from this drink. The first drink brings about a sense of calming, like all it wants to do is give your insides a great big hug. If you’ve been walking the earth for any period of time, you know how great the pairing of honey and lemon is. The turmeric adds the deep, rich earthy notes, but then comes the bite in the back of your throat from the ginger and black pepper. 

It’s quite effective on all fronts it’s trying to serve. It’s super flavorful, the whiskey notes are there, and as a hot drink for cold times, it puts you on your toes and gives you all the feels. Happy snow day (hopefully)!

Cold Water Brewery and Grill is located at 2544 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. For food and beverage options visit them online at or reach them via phone at 530-544-4677. 

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