When wintertime arrives and we all huddle indoors, sometimes just figuring out how to stay warm—and healthy—can feel like a full-time job.

While frigid weather doesn’t make you sick, it can slow down your immune system (hello, tissues and cough drops)! The only thing worse than below-freezing temperature is below-freezing temperature when you’ve got the sniffles.

If you want a quick way to feel better (and faster), you don’t need to look any further than your own liquor cabinet. This homemade cough syrup relies on an ingredient your grandparents have been swearing by for years…

Need a great way to cure your winter cold without venturing to the drugstore? Look no further than this handy cough syrup recipe from The Kitchn. It involves just one special ingredient that folks have sworn by for generations…


It’s bourbon! This DIY recipe uses the popular whisky to create a cough syrup that will kick your cold for good. (A warning: this is obviously not meant for those in the under-21 set.)

Watch out, hot toddies! You can even sip this syrup when you aren’t sick to help ward off colds or simply to enjoy a nice drink. Here’s how to make it…

How easy is this to make? Nobody wants a cold, but with a cure this tasty, people might just start faking symptoms.

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