Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Bourbon, Honey, and Lemon Juice

I have a cough.

It started off as dry, hacking, ick, but it has now progressed to There's Something Clinging To The Back Of My Throat, And If I Could, I'd Stick A Coathanger Down There To Fish It Out.


So I've resorted to Mom's cough remedy. Equal parts bourbon and honey, dash of lemon juice. Anyone who knows me, knows that I loves me some bourbon. But when you combine it with honey and lemon juice...?

Think of the worst, barfiest cough medicine you had as a child. That's what it tastes like.

But the shit works.

I spoke with my mom today, who laughed when I mentioned I'd gone to "the remedy." She recalls giving it to my older brother several times a day for a while...before she realized he only had allergies.

Moms of the 70's knew their shit. They were all about knocking us out and stopping the damn coughing.

While I hack away and go have another icky toddy, please enjoy some Dobby pictures. He's been by my side the whole time, only giving me halfway pissed-off glances when my coughing jostles his peace.


marie in florida said...

better than my mom's coff remedy; which was a big white onion sliced thin and coated with sugar till it made syrup. i guess scientist now report that onions are anti bacterial but ooh ugh that juice!

Jen said...

The kitty is giving you pissed off looks.. funny post.

jacquieblackman said...

Hope you feel better soon!!

frogonthefly said...

Hope you feel better soon!
At least the cat stays by you. Mine will just watch from afar.

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