Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Colds Suck

Sorry I've been away for the past few days. I've been dealing with a killer summer cold. I hardly ever get sick, maybe twice a year, but when I do it always seems to knock me on my ass. When it comes to medicine I tend to take an old school approach. As far back as I can remember my grandmother had a recipe for what she called "the syrup". Any time one of us got sick she would mix it up and make us sip on it all day. It is probably the reason I became a borderline alcoholic at such a young age. I figured I would share the recipe with you all. It is pretty simple. No real measurements, just throw all the following into a coffee mug, heat it up, and drink.

Whiskey (I prefer Makers Mark or Jack Daniels but you can use anything. Rum works in a pinch as well)
Honey (Preferably locally grown)
Lemon (Lots of lemon)

Just mixed all this up, throw it into the microwave for about 45 seconds, and sip away. It really does help. You can also grate up some ginger root and add to it. I do this but most people don't like the taste of raw ginger.

Whiskey, Honey, and Lemon
Whiskey, Honey, and Lemon

Hopefully this will help any of you suffering from a summer cold like I am at the moment.

Bottoms up, bitches!


  1. yum, forget drinking it for a cold, I'm just gonna drink it!

  2. the syrup eh? sounds potent! hope you get well soon.

    1. Yeah, she was pretty country. haha And thanks, I appreciate it.

  3. Summer colds do definitely suck, don't know the reason why during Summer though.

  4. summer cold? what?! what are you talking about? i never get sick though, i do however get lazy and call it a sick day :p

    get good, drink beer, that bud light lime mojito tastes like bubble gum, its delicious

  5. dude this just blew my mind, rather than lying at home all day sick.. you can lye at home sick all day and be drunk while recovering

  6. As terrible as it should sound to have alcohol while sick, I'd have this anyway just because.

    Hope you're getting better!

  7. yep whisky makes everything better :)