- Double shot of bourbon
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Generous spoonful of honey
- Splash of Cointreau
- Pinch of cayenne
- Hot water
Combine first 5 ingredients in a mug, top with boiling water, stir.
At first I thought I was just having spring allergies, but after 2 days of antihistamines and the neti pot, my sinuses are like concrete, and this pestilence is moving down into my chest to squat on top of my lungs like a raspy, ill-tempered troll. I really hope we're not heading into plague season, which typically happens to me Every. Damn. Spring.
2008: Flu (Tweak, the nanny, my ex, and me. Tink, who was 2 and licking things on the floor, was the only one unscathed. Guess who took care of everyone?).
2009: Strep (the day I moved out of my ex's house).
2010: Strep again (Tink and me).
2012: Bronchitis. For 2 months.
Ah, well. It could be worse. I could have a man cold.
Or someone could have head lice again. Crap! Now I've done it! I'd better run around the house clockwise 7 times while chanting something in Gaelic and waving a chicken's foot to ward off the jinx. Hopefully the neighbors won't call 911. Or if they do, hopefully the hot firefighters will bring me some soup.
|"I hope you like matzo balls."|