When this hit last year, I was not at all prepared for the realization that cough syrup would make me feel worse. I for one had no idea there was sugar in it though it does make a lot of sense. But, a quick search for homemade cough syrup later?
Turns out that the wonderful combination of bourbon, lemon, and honey (already a favorite of mine) works beautifully. So here's to getting a cold soon and not having to worry about hours (or days) of throat and sinus pain.