Gargle Whiskey to Soothe a Sore Throat
If you're feeling under the weather, or your throat is a little sore, scratchy, or itchy, the solution may be as close as your liquor cabinet. Grab your bottle of whiskey—it may be all you need to soothe that
The crew at
reminds us of one of our
grandparents' favorite home remedies
that actually has some merit: mix a little whiskey, warm water, and honey if you're feeling fancy, and gargle the mixture to numb and soothe the sore spots in your throat. The
Greatist goes on to describe some other uses for whiskey, but using it as a cold remedy is as good a reason to keep a bottle nearby as any. If you prefer rum, I know several people who keep a bottle of dark
Let's be clear: Home remedies can't and don't cure diseases like the common cold, but many of them alleviate the symptoms, or at least take our minds off of our illnesses. What are some of your favorites? Share your under-the-weather tips in the comments below.
Gargle Whiskey for a Sore Throat | Greatist
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