When I studied in Ireland, our friends used to make us cups of tea when us poor Americans were too cold and rained-upon to stand the weather any longer. Very strong tea with milk and copious amounts of sugar. They called it a mug of skald, which is slang for "tea". We would drink it while eating biscuits (cookies), and watching "Home and Away", an Australian soap opera that everyone was crazy about, especially the boys.
Ok, reminiscing time is over! Sorry for the trip down memory lane! So, when I need to cheer up now, I make a mug of skald.
I brew some very very strong tea (usually Irish Breakfast by Twinings). Really really squeeze the tea bag before removing it from the tea, so you get that strong flavor.
Add about 1.5 tablespoons of sugar, or more! This is not one of the healthiest things that I make, but it's definitely one of the tastiest!
Add enough milk to cool the tea down to a reasonable drinking temperature, and stir it all up!
Once you have your mug of skald made, get on Youtube.com, and search for Dean Martin videos, particularly from the Dean Martin Show. I recommend starting with Foster Brooks as a drunk airline pilot. I promise, it is impossible to be downcast or depressed while watching Dean Martin videos. Try it.
How do you cheer up??