I have been a little under the weather since last week, probably because the temperature is up and down everyday. When I had a cold my grandmother used to make a cup of tamagozake for me. Tamagozake, egg sake in English, is eggnog of sake version. My grandmother said it kept me warm during the night.
Well, I was not supposed to have alcoholic beverage as a child. But from her point of view, the drink was a homemade cold remedy. I slept well after drinking it.
I wouldn’t serve it to my son, and I wouldn’t recommend it to under-aged kids, but this may be a good alternative to over the counter cold medicine. It’s sweet, creamy and very easy to make.