Mix apple cider vinegar and honey into a soothing remedy! With antibacterial and antiviral properties, apple cider vinegar (ACV) can be incredibly beneficial. The theory is that the ACV works to fight the bacteria while the honey can help suppress coughs by coating and soothing the throat. 3 ways to try it: 1). In a large mug of warm water, mix 1 tablespoon of ACV with 2 tablespoons of honey for a throat tonic. 2). For something tastier, try ginger tea with 1 to 2 teaspoons of ACV, honey, and coconut oil. 3). Gargle 1 to 2 teaspoons of ACV with warm salt water for 20 to 30 seconds two to three times a day. Don’t swallow! If your sore throat continues for more than a couple of days, you should see a doctor. They can prescribe antibiotics if it’s a bacterial infection.