Monday, January 17, 2011

10 under 5: Hot Lemon Tea

Unfortunately over the last week I have been really sick. I don't get sick very often but when I do, I really do. I am not big on taking drugs for a cold so when I can I have my own little remedies that I have picked up along the way. This is one of my favourites, its a spicy rendition of some store bought lemon medicated tea that shall remain nameless. Very simple, and easy enough to make when you are sick and don't feel like doing anything.

Aside from a familiar mug, you will need:
1/4 cup Lemon juice ( fresh squeezed is best)
1 Tbsp honey (this is the time to pull out your fanciest, tastiest stuff)
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper (to taste)
enough hot water to fill your favourite mug
Ground or grated ginger

All you need to do is squeeze lemon into mug or measure out lemon juice and pour it into your mug. Add your favourite honey, after all when your sick is the perfect time to treat yourself to some wildflower, or blueberry flower honey. Great fresh ginger and add a pinch of ground cayenne pepper to the mug. Pour hot water to fill the mug and enjoy.

Since there is no medication in it, this drink can also be enjoyed when you are not sick. Until the next post take care.


  1. My mom used to make me hot water with lemon & honey! I loved it! Love the addition of ginger & cayenne pepper; I have to try :).

  2. What a great drink for a cold night! Great 10 with 5!

  3. I just joined the 10 for 5 Challenge and done with two recipes so far :) Hopping now to other 10 for 5ers for motivation;)
    I was thinking of adding ginger tea ;)


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