need it now: influenza sorbet


You may have noticed that we lost a few days here last week. Blame it on the germs that seem to be ravaging the eastern seaboard. As soon as we kick one bug out of the house, another comes along. We try all the usual suspects to fend things off — EmergenceC, lots of garlic, ginger tea. Next remedy on our list: Influenza sorbet. While it’s hard to imagine actually wanting to swallow something frozen when you have the aches and chills, this treat could be just the ticket the next time our throats feel scratchy. Made with Cayenne pepper ginger, Maker’s Mark bourbon, honey, and citrus juices, it’s bound to taste good. The folks over at Jenis claim that it clears nasal passages, eases a sore throat and soothes the body. At $12 a pint, the cost is nothing to sneeze at, but we’re gonna hunt some down and give it a try. Click here to find out where to buy near you or order online (minimum order four pints).

From our partners
Malea

The recipe is in her excellent book as well. I happen to like this sorbet, but have to put out the warning that I have made this for a sick person, and bought a pint fresh from the store for a sick person, and both of them hated it.

Kimberj

Sorry.. I’m sure this stuff is fabulous but all I could think of when I first saw the picture was a container of snot sorbet! Blechhhhh :P