Bourbon Cough Syrup for Adults
“Not to get all graphic or anything, but this hacking cough just wouldn’t quit; I felt like the consumptive heroine of my very own Regency adventure. The coughing kept me up at night, but I cannot stand drugstore cough syrup; it never seems to help, and the side-effects leave me woozy. So I turned instead to a more sensible solution: bourbon.”
If you have a nasty cough, try out this homemade bourbon remedy. In my household we refer to it as a hot toddy, but regardless of the name, it really does work. The alcohol in the bourbon helps to kill germs and encourage sleep, the hot water (or tea if you so desire) and lemon both help to break up mucus, and the honey will also kill germs while soothing a sore throat and quieting a cough. Now that’s a home remedy I can raise a glass to!