GIN Soaked Raisins???  Eat them, You may live longer!
This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows Captive Spirits Big Gin, Aviation American Gin, and Karner Blue Distilled Gin in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
  • An elderly COVID-19 survivor in New Jersey has revealed her secret to overcoming the disease: a mixture of gin-soaked raisins and prayer.
  • Little Egg Harbor resident Lucia DeClerk, who’s 105 years old, says she’s eaten exactly nine gin-soaked raisins every morning for most of her life — and she credits the unusual ritual with not only getting her through COVID, but also the Spanish flu, two world wars and the deaths of three husbands and a son.
  • The recipe for gin-soaked raisins is simple, DeClerck says. “Fill a jar,” with raisins and gin, she says. “Nine raisins a day after it sits for nine days.”
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