Cold season is upon us. If you're tired of the stuffy nose and that nasty cold medicine, you might want to give this a try.

No one likes the taste of cough syrup. Everyone makes that "disgusted" face after they take it. While kids usually put up a fight over it, cough syrup is one of the best remedies. Adults on the other hand have another option that you can make yourself. Cough syrup, cold all tastes nasty to sum it up. Over the weekend, I was dealing with a nasty head cold, and while the cold medicine I took did help, it was nasty and it left me very drowsy. I thought that I knew there was another alternative, and then it hit me that I wrote about it in the past. So I figured now was a good of a time as ever to re-share that with you!

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The video platform, TikTok, allows users to share videos of all kinds. Singing, dancing, funny content, and even educational hacks. My favorite thing to watch on TikTok is the life hacks. Some of them I already knew about, others I am discovering for the first time like so many others. Honestly, you could really learn a lot from TikTok. Case in point: Grandma's Cold Medicine shared by the user, lindz90.

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Peppermint Puff and Whiskey Cold Medicine (AKA Grandmas's Cold Medicine)

When I said this is a better alternative than cold medicine, here's why: two of its main ingredients are peppermint puffs and whiskey...sorry kids, this one is for adults only. It is super easy to make, and from the sound of things, it is also very effective. Here's what you need to make this cold medicine:

  • 2 cups of peppermint puffs
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of whiskey
  • 2 cups of honey
  • Old milk jug to store the final product.

As I said, it is really easy to make. Now that you know what you need to make it, check out the video below to see how to make it.

You shouldn't have too hard of a time finding peppermint puffs, especially with the holidays upon us. I will definitely be saving this in the event the weather causes me to get another cold this winter.

Other Home Remedies This Cold Season

Grandma's Cold Medicine isn't the only home remedy that we have discovered over the years for cold/flu season. You can learn how to clear out clogged sinuses and nostrils in a matter of seconds by clicking here. Oh, and if peppermint isn't really your thing, there's another homemade cough medicine that you can try. Check out how to make bourbon cough syrup by clicking here.

Now remember, that too much whiskey can dehydrate you, so don't overdo it with the adult cough syrup. If you want to avoid alcohol or make a simple cough syrup for your kids, consider mixing hot lemon juice and honey or hot milk and honey before bedtime. Give it a try and see how well it works for you. I tried it out in the past and I definitely noticed a difference.

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