If you find yourself felled by the flu virus that’s currently sweeping the country, you may want to ditch your medicine cabinet in favor of your martini shaker.
An age-old remedy, alcohol is thought to alleviate some of the discomfort of stuffy noses, headache and sore throats. (And it’s a lot tastier than conventional cold meds.)
The latest elixir garnering buzz is the Influenza Sorbet from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, an ice cream company based in Ohio and Tennessee.
The frozen concoction — modeled after a cold remedy used by founder Jeni Britton Bauer’s family — contains cayenne pepper, ginger, honey, lemon juice, orange juice and a healthy dose of Maker’s Mark bourbon.
All of which helps to open the nasal passages and coat the throat. (The creators say a dosage of two scoops should do the job.) The sorbet, which retails for $12 a pint, is available on Jenis.com.
While it’s been around since 2004, this year’s epidemic has given the Influenza Sorbet new life, and Bauer says it’s been flying off the shelves.
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