It's spring in Rochester, and not only are the birds and greenery starting to return, but so are those pesky seasonal allergies. It's definitely not a good feeling when you wake up with a cold - especially when you still need to go to work. And for those days when you really need a pick-me-up on your way to work, your local Starbucks has you covered.

According to Thrillist, the Medicine Ball, a.k.a. the "Cold Buster," is a secret drink that was allegedly invented by a former Starbucks barista. The funny thing? It doesn't even have any coffee! But it's supposedly an effective way to give your body a little boost if you're suffering from a sore throat or congestion. Here's the official recipe:

- Hot water
- Steamed lemonade
- One bag of Teavana's jade citrus mint tea
- Another bag of peach tranquility tea
- a packet of honey
- A pump of peppermint syrup (optional)

That actually looks pretty tasty. So the next time you wake up feeling like a microwaved baby diaper, don't forget about Starbucks' secret remedy!

Source: Thrillist

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