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Honey Lemon Ginger: A hot drink for cold & flu season

For the last few days I’ve been drinking a lot of hot Honey Lemon Ginger drinks as I’ve been fighting a cold and sore throat. It’s one of my favorite cold-weather drinks which also makes a refreshing summertime sipper when chilled.

Hot Honey Lemon Ginger Drink

Because this easy drink is such a big part of my diet every winter, I thought it fitting to share here on the blog.

Honey, lemon, and ginger are supposed to have medicinal properties, and though I’ve never researched it, I can say that this drink is our go-to solution for colds and flu. The strength of the fresh ginger and lemon help clear out the sinuses and loosen congestion, and the honey adds necessary sweetness while soothing the throat.


  • 1 Lemon, halved
  • 1 inch piece fresh Ginger, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp Honey


  1. Heat two mugs of water until almost boiling.
  2. Using a microplane* or other fine grater, grate the ginger and divide between the two mugs.
  3. Squeeze ½ fresh lemon into each mug.
  4. Stir in 1 Tbsp honey.

*If you don’t have a microplane or grater, you can pulverize the ginger with a little bit of water in a blender or food processor.

It’s really that easy! If you have other cold-weather drinks, feel free to share in the comments!

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