How to stop Hiccups
The (almost) Fail safe Cure
Last night I had a bout of hiccups so violent, the only thing I could bring myself to do was tumble in to bed in the hope I could sleep them away. Fred came rushing to my side, bringing a bottle. Sip on this, he said. Like an obedient wife, I did as he commanded without questioning him. As the gulpful of sweet, alcoholic liquid spread over my throat, the hiccups subsided immediately, like magic. Framboise.
Before you assign Fred with any credit for this discovery, let me explain that it was actually me who discovered this quite unbelievable hiccup cure, last summer when Fred doubled up in two, himself displaying all the signs of discomfort that hiccups bring with them. I am not sure what made me do it, but I poured a little of St George Spirit's Raspberry Aqua Perfecta into a glass, took it to him and simply said, "your medicine sir". He took it from me, gulped it down and Bingo! The hiccuping stopped immediately. We were both amazed. It worked the next time and the next time. In fact there has only been one occasion out of at least ten hiccup-fests where it hasn't worked.
The brand of raspberry liqueur doesn't seem to matter. Bonny Doon and St George Spirits both have excellent results.
Next time you are suffering from hiccups give Framboise a try. It's not really a hardship. I can think of far less enjoyable cures.