During these cold ridden days, a true comfort are drinks which warm the throat and spread their goodness throughout every muscle and vessel. Of these, I prefer warm milk, tea, coffee and anything warm, including warm water. Lately when I was searching for some home remedies, I came across hot buttered apple cider. It is supposed to soothe a sore throat and an irritating cold. Well, why not give it a try? After all, I have tried sticking my head into a pot trying to inhale the Vicks infused steam! That act was nothing short of a circus with my hubby holding my head down, lest I run away in the middle and I emerging a couple of minutes later with a face reddened to beat a vine grown tomato! It did provide enough food for laughter, but didn’t help clearing my cold.
So, coming back to the buttered apple cider, I simmered Apple Juice with a couple of sticks of cinnamon, added a pat of butter and a dash of nutmeg and sat down with a steaming mug to nurse that cold of mine. It worked to some extent, I should say!