hot toddies, just the basics:
1.5 ounces powers irish whiskey (or whatever you got)
juice of 1/2 a lemon (roll it under the palm of your hand before cutting to get the juices flowing)
1/2 to 1 tsp. agave nectar or raw honey
pour boiling water over the whole thing, drink slowly,
and feel a little less harshed by reality.