Like most people I know, I've struggled with the cycling cold/flu bug for far too long this year. While I haven't found a cure, my hot lemon concoction has helped me make it through many, many days and nights. This goes out to CS who is relapsing with a cold.
In your favourite mug, add:
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 T honey (to taste -- I like mine tart)
a few dashes of hot sauce
a 1/4 inch slice of fresh ginger, peeled and squished a bit
Add a little bit of boiling water and stir to melt honey.
Fill mug with hot water and stir.