A.V. Club lists local drinks with flu-fighting power
This winter, beat back the flu by drinking say the folks over at the A.V. Club. "Fruit and dairy products are great sources of sickness-curing vitamins, and if you add a little booze, they can even be fun," they say. Here's five local drinks to get you started flu-busting.
1. The Irish Float (Guinness and ice cream) at Town Talk Diner. "Dairy is a good source of vitamin D, an unsung hero in the flu battle." (Sub-recommendation: a White Russian.)
2. The Big Ginger (Jameson, gingerale, lemon, and lime) at The Local. "Throughout the world, ginger is used as a folk medicine to treat and prevent, among other things, the flu and common cold."
3. The Bloody Russian (pepper-infused vodka, tomato juice, spices, pickles) at Moscow on the Hill. "Tomatoes are rich in immunity-building vitamin C."
4. The King's Punch (passion fruit liquors, ginger punch) at King & I Thai. "If you've been downing a carton of orange juice every day since you heard that H1N1 had taken over, you might be ready to mix it up. Switch to passion fruit, which also has a ton of vitamin C."
5. The Honey Pot (chamomile tea and Barenjager, a honey liqueur) at Azia. "The daisy-like plant chamomile has been used for centuries to treat more than 100 different sicknesses ..."
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