5 Hot Drinks To Soothe a Cold

updated May 2, 2019
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While we know that nothing can completely cure the common cold, there are certainly

remedies to help ease the symptoms

• 1 Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups, via The Kitchn: an easy nightcap, steaming and warm, with a stiff shot of booze to put you to sleep.
• 2 Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy, via The Kitchn: chunks of the spicy ginger root (thought to have some anti-viral properties) are perfect paired with lemon, apples, honey, and a little whiskey or applejack.
• 3 Rock and Rye, via Saveur: Spooned into tea or sipped straight, this spicy-sweet cordial is soothing relief for the sniffles.
• 4 Tumeric Ginger Tea, via The Kitchn: this non-alcoholic tea is made with soy milk and honey, which help balance the slightly bitter and pungent spices. The result is earthy and comforting.
• 5 Harvest Punch, via Beyond Kimchee: a Korean remedy for a cold, made with dried jujubees, pears, ginger, and cinnamon.

What are your favorite hot drinks (both boozy and not) to soothe cold symptoms?

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