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NAT KING COLE’S MIRACLE THROAT ELIXIR FOR SINGERS

(handed down to me by Morgana King who got it from him who got it from Billie Holiday who got it from Lewis Armstrong)


  • 10 Mentho-Lyptus Cough Drops

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup brandy*

  • ¾ cup water


  • Bring the water to a boil and put the cough drops in, reduce to simmer, stir until the drops are dissolved, then add the honey and continue to simmer until it is a syrup.

  • In an empty glass jar with a screw top, add the brandy, then pour in the water, brandy, cough drop syrup.

  • Screw on the top and give it several shakes until the mixture has melded together.

  • Sip a little at a time throughout your show in the glass or cup of your choice

  • (*Bourbon can be substituted for the brandy, or if you’re ‘on the wagon’ just double the honey and add a squeeze of lemon)

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