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Cold concoction for the sore throat

I’ve been having a cold the last few days and got the idea to crush up a bunch of Honey & Lemon Strepsils and dissolve them in rum.

Step 1) Ground the strepsil lozenges in a mortar.

Step 2) Put the crushed strepsils in a glass of rum.

Step 3) Put the glass of rum and the strepsils in the microwave for a minute.

Step 4) Stir and “enjoy”.


To be honest, the effect wasn’t that good. I think it’s because you need to consume throat lozenges slowly to give the throat a chance to absorb the numbing ingredients. Maybe if you sip the rum and strepsils instead of taking it as shots it might work. I’m not a fan of hard spirits though so I don’t think I will be repeating this experiment! I think the taste was nice though. You can probably get the strepsils to dissolve completely if you ground them a bit more finely than I did and microwave for a bit longer.

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