When you get sick, what’s the first thing you turn to? Nyquil? Tylenol? How about some whiskey? Most people don’t think to take a shot of bourbon at the first sign of a cold, but the truth is that whiskey is actually quite healthy! Here, we present our list of the top seven cocktail recipes to help cure your cold and get you feeling great. Grab a glass and check it out below!
Number Seven: Whiskey Chai
The spices found in chai tea are known to help invigorate you and cure your cold. To make this cocktail, you’ll need cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom pods, ground ginger, nutmeg, milk, brown sugar, black tea, and bourbon.
Number Six: Gaelic Punch
This Irish cocktail is a real kick in the pants. To make it, you’ll need nutmeg, raw sugar, Irish whiskey, lemon zest, and cloves. It’s bright, acidic, and will wake you up in your most lethargic moments.
Number Five: Old Irish Cure
There’s a reason why this drink is called the Old Irish Cure – it’s an old Irish cure! It also features rum, so if you like whiskey but want to mix things up a bit, this is definitely the way to go. To make this cocktail, you’ll need Irish whiskey, dark rum, Calvados (or another apple brandy), lemon juice, cane syrup, honey, ginger juice, Angostura bitters, and an apple slice.
Number Four: Auld Alliance
The Auld Alliance is not for the weak stomach – it’s herbal, strong, and was designed to clear your sinuses. To make it, you’ll need single-malt Scotch, green Chartreuse, Grand Marnier, Benedictine, orange bitters, thyme, and a lemon slice.
Number Three: Marmalade Whiskey Sour
The whiskey sour is a classic cocktail, but the addition of marmalade boosts your vitamin C intake and gives the cocktail some lift. To make it, you’ll need bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, orange marmalade, orange bitters, and an orange twist. You can add an egg white if you want to make a traditional whiskey sour, but it might not be good to drink if you have a weak stomach.
Number Two: The Turkey’s Wattle
The Turkey’s Wattle might be a funny name for a cocktail, but it gets down to business. To make this deliciously spiced drink, you’ll need rye whiskey, St. Elizabeth allspice dram, apple cider, simple syrup, orange zest, and ginger beer. Yum!
Number One: Casting Aspersions
Finally, the number one cocktail to cure your cold has to be the Casting Aspersions. The cocktail features honey and fresh citrus to help get rid of your cold as fast as possible. To make it, you’ll need white whiskey, fresh lemon juice, fresh grapefruit juice, honey syrup, Amara Nonino, Angostura bitters, and a sprig of mint. Happy drinking!