The change in seasons, pollution, market fluctuations, and any number of other factors can leave your body vulnerable to attack by dangerous outside elements. Before you feel that first tickle in your throat, down a jigger of this booster cocktail to arm yourself.

In a small mortar and pestle (or with a zinc-galvanized nail in a thimble), crush:

2000 mg Vitamin C
1 dash instant coffee

Pour powder into a martini shaker and add:

5 pumps gel alcohol (such as Purell) with aloe
1 tsp. pomegranate juice
3 ice cubes

Crush, shake, and strain through a germ-proof facemask.