Hot Lemon Drink for colds

My mother’s recipe for hot lemon drink for treating colds and sore throats.

Wash lemons and slice with skin intact.

Put in pot and cover with water.

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Bring to boil, add honey to taste (depends on how sour lemons are and how sweet you like the drink).

Simmer a few minutes.

Remove from heat, strain and serve.

Evenif you’re not drinking it immediately it’s important to strain the drink. It goes bitter if the lemon is left in it when it cools.

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In spite of my tartan genes I haven’t acquired a taste for whisky but those who have recommend adding a wee dram.

3 Responses to Hot Lemon Drink for colds

  1. Inventory2 says:

    Aha – as it happens, a friend gave me a bag of lemons this morning, so I have been supping lemon and honey drinks ever since. Three fat slices of lemon and a heaped teaspoon of honey makes a reasonable drink.

    The whisky will be saved until just before bedtime!

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  2. gravedodger says:

    My Emergency response training argues that alcohol is not an accepted treatment in this area and it is not recommended in hypothermia situations but personally I have found that it is very successful in my attempts at self medication and I would probably add a small amount to your recipe in the form of a good scotch whiskey. This is the first time I have encountered the use of whole lemons and I will give it a full trial next time I require a course of treatment for a suspected case of a developing cold.

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  3. ni cher says:

    I would add fresh ginger to to recipe

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