This came up on Twitter, so I thought I’d share it here as well. Sadly, many OTC cold remedies and cough drops contain soy. I’ve used a homemade, soy-free remedy for years, and it outperforms any OTC cold remedy by leaps and bounds. I also find that smoking a cigar when I feel a cold coming on is helpful. Anyways, here is the recipe.
In a pint glass, combine
-1oz Raw Honey
-1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
-2oz High-Rye Bourbon (i.e. Wild Turkey 101) or Brandy
-1 Stick Cinnamon
-1 Pouch Slippery Elm Bark Tea (I use Traditional Medicinals’ “Throat Coat”)
Cover with not-quite-boiling water, and stir well. Drink warm.