105-year-old who recovered from COVID-19 credits gin-soaked raisins for breakfast

A 105-year-old New Jersey woman who survived both the 1918 flu pandemic and a bout with the coronavirus attributed her longevity to her daily ritual of eating nine raisins soaked in gin.

“Fill a jar. Nine raisins a day after it sits for nine days,” Lucia DeClerck told The New York Times. 

Gin-soaked raisins are not among the recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatments for the virus.