Sunday, April 19, 2009

Eye Spy... a magic elixir

I must warn you - this will not be pretty.
Mr bpab has always had this thing for the magic of garlic... he even made juices with garlic and red onion in it! Blahhh!
Anyway I have to give all the credit to him for this 'magic' elixir.... he made it up and it works a treat!

To ward off any signs of colds / flu / things that ail ya:

Garlic and Chilli Vodka!

This bottle is almost empty and I can swear by it personally. Actually I was coming down with a yucky cold on Friday afternoon. Took a shot of this with some juice and I was feeling much better come Sat. morning.
To make this:
1 bottle of vodka
1 red chilli (yes, the chilli you see here WAS red)
4 0r so garlic cloves (skins off)
plop it all together and let it infuse in a dark place for about a week.
Then off you go! Not a yummy drink to whip out at cocktail parties........ but a life saver when you feel sick. Enjoy!!

Thanks to Badskirt for this weeks theme. Join in on the fun very Sunday - click on the EYE SPY link on left side there.


Melanie said...

my whole family is feeling cold and virusey at the moment and I know garlic is magic with stuff like that but I am not sure I could manage downing a swig of that. Id be drunk lol mind you i would trust your magic elixir before giving that garbage cough syrup stuff that chemists sell to my kids:)

petit said...

This magic elixir sounds disgusting but I bet it's really good for you. I'm a true believer of old remedies rather than running to the chemist and popping all those pills.

Amy (badskirt) said...

oh! that's quite the elixir you've got there! I am already cringing at the taste though. Thanks for playing along.

Jetta's Nest said...

This sounds so nasty! I can imagine all those nasty bugs running away madly when this magic elixir hits them :)

sophie said...

I gotta agree - it looks and sounds pretty gross but who can argue with garlic and a bit of alcohol being good for a cold? Not me!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Wow that sounds really interesting...and I may actually try can you go wrong with garlic and vodka..haha

Cindy said...

I think you win the prize for the most original elixir, who knows if the colds kick in I will give it a go.

Geek+Nerd said...

Oh wow! Sounds totally gross - but I agree with Petit, it must be very good for you.

Angie said...

It would all look a lot more aesthetic if that chilli stayed red!

Little Munchkins said...

This is most interesting! Can hardly believe that was a chilli.

sarah said...

wow....I'm frightened of that one. But I might be willing to give it a try if next winter is as bad as this past one was for flus and things!