For winter blues, colds, coughs, sniffles and general flu like symptoms.
Anyone coming into my home suffering from any of the above will be treated by moi to a mug of this. Generally the first few gulps will be accompanied by faces being pulled in all directions and exclamations like "Bleurgh ! This is strong. What is it ?" But as the golden liquid finds it's way down, you can hear sighs of relief by the drinker.
Usually I make it per mug, but this time I got myself a jug full, because I'm feeling a little meh! I can then reheat it throughout the day as and when.
The recipe for a jug (1.5 ltr)
- juice of 3 lemons
- 2 heaped tablespoons of honey (and then some)
- 6 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated (over a recipient to collect the juice too)
- a little bit of cold water (150 ml or so)
- boiling water to top up
Stir the first 4 ingredients together in a jug and top it up with boiling water. I always add cold water first, because you are not supposed to hit honey with anything boiling. Apparently it diminishes the healing properties. The feelgood factor will be received when you drink this hot, but is also very refreshing cold.
I also like to spoon out the grated ginger that settles at the bottom of my mug. Feeling better already !