I hate getting sick. As a chef I have to be very cautious to make sure I don't get sick or if I do I have to step back from my work and make sure I don't spread anything. To help me when I see more people getting sick or feel something starting, I make my sinus shocker shot. I'm not a doctor but many of the ingredients in this recipe have shown to improve the immune system in research as well as flushing the sinuses and throat. That simple act alone can help get bacteria and virus through your system to prevent them from turning into something worse.
You can use cheaper ingredients to make this recipe in a pinch like carton orange juice or filtered apple cider vinegar, but please invest in a couple oranges and some raw apple cider vinegar. They help so much more and will make it taste a lot better. Fresh orange juice always seems to be more acidic to me and that's one of the main purposes of the citrus as well as the vitamins that are better absorbed from fresh sources rather than processed. Raw apple cider vinegar also has a lot of probiotics and other beneficial microorganisms so not only does the acid help your throat but it will aid your digestive system!
I like to whip up a jar of this stuff and keep it for a week or two in the fridge. Pour a shot out and that's it! I like to top the shot with a little cayenne pepper and chase it with an apple slice to bring something a little sweet after the strong, acidic shot. But even on its own, it will pack a punch and leave your airways open for some fresh air.
Sinus Shocker Shot
2 ea. Oranges, juiced
2 tbsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey, try to use local
1 tsp Turmeric
4 oz. Filtered Water
1 ea. Cinnamon Stick
1 ea. Dried Chili, optional
Place all ingredients into a container with a lid.
Shake to mix and dissolve honey.
Store in fridge for up to two weeks. Take 1 shot daily topped with a little cayenne for an extra sinus busting kick.