Tonight, though, the hot toddy won out. It's a cool night, my ear is full and my tummy is a bit upset, and there's some stress going on as well. So:
one bag lemon-ginger tea
one tea holder filled with fennel seed and mint
one smashed clove garlic
Pour hot water over these, and let seep. Remove the materials and add some honey and lemon juice. Finish off with a healthy splash of Polish vodka.
My preferred method here is to take my Nyquil with the hot toddy. And then set two alarms.