XY was very sick. Actually, I think she was faking it; but hey, I really wanted to see her freak out in her underwear. This drink did the trick.
boiling hot H2O
Cold's Banishment Tea
1 oz brandy
Put the tea in the castinet, or lacking that, in a tea strainer. Stick it in the boiling water. Let it steep. Add the brandy, and garnish with the lemon. Carry it — carefully, now! — to your beloved and sickly ailing friend, who will likely summon the spirit of XY and dance around in her underwear upon tasting this concoction. Either that, or she'll puke the shit up.
If you're going to post this as an actual recipe, you might want to drop Terry Whitefeather an email and ask him what exactly he put in that colds banishment tea. He used to whip up his own custom herbal mixes like that all the time to sell at the Eye (and may still do a few). All I recall about that particular one is that it had echinacea in it.
Edited to add: I found an old flyer of his which lists the ingredients as echinacea, coltsfoot, ma huang, eucalyptus leaves, horehound herb, liquorice root, wild cherry bark, and peppermint leaves. It doesn't say how much of each is included, though.
Try him at firstname.lastname@example.org and see if he remembers.
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Pix for Medicinal Brandy:
J gets ready to mix a medicinal brandy for XY.
XY had a cold, so she asked J to make her a medicinal drink.
Wow! XY is full of vim and vigor after the healing power of J's medicinal beverage.