For years, what I've been doing for a sore throat has been either Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger Tea* with a generous dollop of honey, or a tablespoon of RealLemon per eight ounces of hot water with a generous dollop of honey. It's soothing, but doesn't really do much beyond that.
I found something that works better (for adults only).
Take about 1 T RealLemon, 1 T honey, and 1 T honey whiskey, and mix it in a good-sized mug (11 or 12 oz). Add hot water until the mug is full. Stir. Drink.
It works better than tea or lemon juice with either straight honey or straight honey whiskey. You need both for it to work best.
Best thing? The sore throat is not nearly as bad the next day, unlike the tea or lemon with honey or whiskey (where the sore throat is back, full force, as soon as you're done with your mug). If I realize I'm catching a cold before it's really set in, the lemon/honey/honey whiskey blend will knock it out to the point where I don't get sick.
*I'm looking for a replacement for Celestial Seasonings in all of the tea we drink. I refuse to fund leftist hippie environmentalists.
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