Today. Very tired. Went to sleep before 9pm only to wake up at 2am from coughing. Bad planning. No cough remedies in the apt. When I was a kid (very young) parents used whiskey, honey, lemon juice mixture. After consulting Pat Willard's book of tonics and restoratives I come up with 1 cup rooibos & camomile tea, 1 shot courvoisier, 1 heaping table spoon honey. I haven't coughed since the second sip. Booze in the proper doses. Yum.
Pat Willard's recommended booze cough tonic is Drambuie and honey. So of course I just checked out drambuie dot com. Interesting, only have had drambuie a couple of times. Seems it is a tonic unto itself being Scotch whiskies, heather honey and "the secret ingredients of the original recipe." Note that Pat Willard's source for her cough tonic was from a Scottish nanny who took care when she was a wee lass. Oops. just coughed. Time for another shot of tonic.