Fighting Off a Cold

I'll start by saying that I lost the fight. But every time I start to feel a little sick I try a special drink that I really believe staves off sickness for a little longer. I'm convinced that if I were very diligent about drinking this 2-3 times a day at the first sign of cold (with me, that's a sore throat), I could actually beat it back completely. Here's the recipe. Simple, possibly effective.

Ingredients and assembly

In a mug, combine the following:
  • juice of half a lemon
  • generous spoonful of honey
  • very generous shake of cayenne pepper. Put in what you think you can handle, then add more.
  • hot water to cover.
Stir, sip, stir, sip. Keep stirring to keep the cayenne in suspension, otherwise your last sip will be on FIRE.


Sara said...

looks like a good reason not to get sick! :) Hope you feel better.

Diana said...

I make something very similar that I posted on my blog, except I use fresh grated ginger instead of cayenne. Trust me, it still burns!

"Prof. Kitty" said...

Thanks for the comments--yes the BURNING is important I think! Diana, I like that a cookie is part of your wellness recipe. Works for me.