A hydrating, effervescent lockdown libation subtly reminiscent of Tang.
Disclaimer: this article is not intended as a substitute for sound medical advice. Please consult your physician if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms. While I am a registered nurse, I am not an alternative medicine expert. Please follow the dosing guidelines per Emergen-C packaging. I cannot be held liable for improper dosing.
Two-time Nobel Prize winning chemist Linus Pauling was once quoted as saying,
There are few things more potent in this land than a modern-day woman with drink in hand.
Just kidding, he didn’t really say that. But I gather he knew a thing or two about women after 58 years of marriage.
He also knew a thing or two about science – specifically, the benefits of vitamin C.
Pauling would have recommended this drink for those of us suffering from flu-like symptoms. That is...if he hadn't passed away in 1994. It includes two packets of Emergen-C, or 2,000 mg of asorbic acid (i.e. vitamin C).
Long story short, I got tested for Covid yesterday. I pray the results come back negative! Update: they were.
In the meantime, I’m chugging this cocktail every few hours and already feeling much better (note: results may vary). The Prosecco ice cubes can be omitted if you're really feeling bad.
This is not a sponsored post for Emergen-C. I’m just a huge fan of the product and how yummy it tastes when mixed with sparkling water.
Now, onto the recipe!
Making the Covid Cocktail
Empty two packets of Emergen-C into a glass filled with ice.
Slowly add sparkling water to the glass, stirring as you go. I used Perrier, but any sparkling water will do. Be careful not to let the glass overflow with foam.
Mix well with a spoon to dissolve all of the vitamin C granules.
Optional final step: add Prosecco ice cubes containing frozen cherries.
Enjoy, and feel better!
This drink reminds me of good ole '70s Tang. It goes down much better than plain water when you're feeling dehydrated. Good to the last drop.
The Covid Cocktail
- 1 glass ice
- 2 packets Emergen-C
- 1 bottle sparkling water
- 1 glass frozen prosecco ice cubes with cherries
- Fill glass with ice.
- Empty two packets of Emergen-C.
- Slowly add sparkling water, being careful not to let the glass overflow. Stir with a spoon as you add more water to the glass.
- Add Prosecco ice cubes with frozen cherries for a bit of adult indulgence.
Thirsty for some other drinks?