This soothing hot drink is perfect for comforting loved ones with a sore throat and stuffy nose, or just as a treat on a cold winter day. The heat from ginger warms you up as you drink and the honey soothes the throat, with lemon juice packing a vitamin C punch for your immune system.
3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice(about 1 1/2 to 2 lemons)
1blood orange(optional), sliced into thin rounds
Heat water and sliced ginger in a small pot over high heat until boiling, partially cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain and keep ginger slices to reuse for another batch if needed.
While ginger water is heating, slice blood orange (optional).
Combine ginger water, honey, and lemon juice. Stir to dissolve the honey.
Divide into 2 cups, top each cup with a slice of blood orange and serve hot.
You can adjust the amount of ginger, lemon, and honey to taste. This is my favorite ratio, but everyone likes their ginger lemon honey tea with varying levels of spice, tartness, and sweetness.This recipe yields 4 cups (2 cups per serving).