Some refer to this as a Hot Toddy sorbet. Fitting for when you are sick and the hot beverage sounds unappealing and feels awful going down. (By the way, this is a very important homeopathic sign.) I hope it helps as we go through this horrible cold/flu season. I garnished mine with some blueberries and toasted almond for texture, crunch, flavor and they are totally good for you too. 😉


Influenza Sorbet (a.k.a. Hot Toddy Sorbet)

1 1/2 cup orange, clementine or tangerine  juice (or a blend)

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/8 cup honey

***NOTE Sweetness is relative. The base should always be a slight bit TOO Sweet. Sweeteness will decrease after freezing!

1 tbl fresh ginger

2 tsp licorice (found in bulk at health food store) or 1 tea bag

1 teabag Chamomile (optional)

1/16- 1/8 tsp  ground cayenne pepper

1/2 c non cow milk

Pinch of salt

Airborne or emergen-c – (optional,dissolve in base before freezing)

½ c pineapple juice or grapefruit juice (optional and adjust sweetness)

2 tbsp bourbon (Makers is GF for sure.  See for the official list.)

***NOTE- Optional obviously. Some boozes are medicinal though in small amounts. Alcohol helps kill the virus. It is also soothing and relaxing. For the sorbet:  Alcohol doesn’t freeze so adding it to the recipe will help smooth out the consistency from an icy texture to a smoother one. It will still be icy but you will be able to scoop it better.



1) Simmer all ingredients other than the bourbon and milk for 3 minutes. Cool. Strain.

2) Add bourbon and milk and puree in a blender until smooth.

3) Spin in machine then store in freezer safe container covered. Other option would be to put in Popsicle molds or ice cube trays.