Bottles with different kinds of vinegar

Distilled white vinegar is the most popular vinegar in terms of sales, despite its strong and somewhat harsh flavor. It does not work as well in many recipes as milder and somewhat sweet vinegars including rice vinegar, sherry vinegar and balsamic vinegar. Despite its harshness, distilled white vinegar can be helpful in several ways. You can use it as a cleaning agent, make pickles with it, or even drink it to help ease a sore throat.

Fill a glass with water of your preferred temperature. Depending on your preference and the day's temperature, this can range from cold to hot (but not hot enough to burn you). On a cold day, for example, hot water might be soothing for your sore throat. On a hot day, however, cold water might offer more refreshment.

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Measure out 1 tsp. of distilled white vinegar. Pour this into your glass of water, and mix thoroughly with your spoon.

Take a mouthful of vinegar water and gargle it. Swallow this mouthful. You can repeat this until you have finished the water, or just drink the rest of it.


  • To make the drink sweeter and more palatable, add 2 tbsp. of honey. You may need to mix more thoroughly to blend the honey into the water, especially if you are using cool or cold water.