To me, the idea of mixing these three ingredients together sounded pretty scary, but I was ready to try anything since I’m so sick of being sick. (I mean, c’mon, I had a bad cold just over a month ago! Nonetheless, when I saw that sick student in class the other day, I could just see that I wasn’t going to be able to escape this for long.)
Surprise, surprise, the resulting drink wasn’t bad at all. It tasted like tea with a bit of garlic (even though there was more than a bit of it in there). I guess this is not shocking given the ingredients, but it was still unexpectedly pleasant.
All I did was crushed one garlic clove, put it in a cup of boiling water, added honey and then fresh lemon juice. Straining at the end is recommended.
Whether it helped is a bit hard to tell. I certainly felt relatively okay afterwards, but that may have been thanks to my trusted friend NeoCitran. (That would be the version of TheraFlu that actually works. Not available in the US though. And it turns out not all European versions are the same either. The ones sold in Switzerland and Hungary I know work well.)