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How to Cure the Flu: with Sorbet? Made with bourbon.


With a name like “Influenza Sorbet,” it has to be good.

Made with “cayenne pepper, ginger, Maker’s Mark bourbon, honey, and cold- and flu-fighting orange and lemon juices,” the Jeni’s frozen treat doesn’t actually promise to cure the flu, but their site does say it’s “modeled on the home remedy my mother and grandmother made when anyone in the family was under the weather. Sniffles, aches, and fevers meant one thing: a mug of hot whiskey with honey and lemon juice, then straight to bed.”

The small-batch ice cream maven Jeni Britton Bauer tells the New York Post, “It’s not a miracle. It’s an at-home remedy — like chicken soup.”

No time to wait for an online Flu Sorbet order? Click here for a hot toddy that might not cure you, but might soothe a few symptoms, like consciousness.


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