|Posted by Bee & John on July 12, 2013 at 1:10 AM|
I woke up this morning to a mind numbing cold... head thumping, throat sore, nose running.... you know what I mean.
In my stupour I was flicking through Pinterest and found a "recipe" for cough and cold syrup - mnnnrrrr... sounded a bit disgusting BUT for some reason my body was going YES! The recipe was 1/4 teaspoon each of ground ginger and cayenne, 1 tablespoon each honey and water and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.... shake like mad... 1 tablespoon at a time.
The comments for the post kept referring to an old remedy similar to that, which contained bourbon... my mind kept ticking and I shot up and made a drink (that to be honest, I was expecting to throw awa)y... but I absolutely LOVE it!!! I can honestly say it is making my throat feel better and me too! The surprising thing is... I DON"T DRINK! I have nothing against alcohol but just not that into it.... but this drink is FAB - it isn't that alcoholic and I do wonder if it is necessary..... but it is an antiseptic too right?
I might also point out I have NO idea what is in a hot toddy... it just seemed like a good name for a hot alcohol-ish type cold remedy