On the advice of my good friend Dr Tharg of Stanley Towers I have just made myself a concoction of his devising in an attempt to chase away a bout of the winter ague. Do yourselves a favour and try Dr Tharg's Winter Warmer:-
Here's another one.....commonly known in our family as "Granny's Flu Chaser" - it sounds a bit rough, but is in fact great - and if you down a couple of pints and have an early night the minute you feel the lurgy coming on, it does appear to work wonders.....although you may not have any friends for a couple of days......
fresh lemon juice
as many cloves of fresh crushed garlic as you can stand
dried, stem, or fresh ginger
2 measures of dark rum