Bourbon Cough Syrup Goes Way Back – in Fact, Your Grandma Probably Used It.

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Cold and flu season is upon us, and, unless you’re careful, you might catch a bug and have a very uncomfortable week or so. That’s why it’s important to do all that stuff your doctors keep blabbing about to take care of yourself during these winter months – flu vaccines, etc.

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But if you do get sick, here’s a little remedy that should help you feel better and will certainly warm up your belly with some booze as well. Since cough and flu medicines already makes you drowsy, why not spice things up and have a tasty bourbon cough syrup?

Remember, only drink this at night before you’re about to hit the sack.

Okay, I know the suspense is killing you. Here’s the recipe from Kitchn:

2 ounces bourbon whisky
1/2 lemon, juiced (about 2 ounces)
2-4 ounces water (optional)
1 tablespoon honey

Mix the bourbon, lemon juice, and water (if using [ed. note: lol]) in a tumbler or mug and heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds. (You can also do this on the stovetop in a little saucepan.) Take out and add the honey. Whisk to combine, then microwave for another 45 seconds.

Boom! Old fashioned remedies really kick ass, even if they may be slightly dated, medically speaking – it’s really the honey that soothes your cough; the bourbon is just there to put you to sleep.