Last winter I spotted a recipe for a lemon, ginger, and honey “cure for what ails you” and decided to give it a try.
A cure for what ails you, with a twist.
As I tend to do, I embellished the recipe a tiny bit. We have ‘olena (fresh turmeric) readily available here, and we all know how good it is for us. (It’s the dark orange slices that look like carrots in the photo.)
To make your own batch, simply layer slices of fresh ginger, ‘olena, and lemon in a jar in roughly equal parts. Pour honey—preferably local—over the slices until the jar is full.
Store in the refrigerator.
Be sure to shake the jar before pouring yourself a shot. The lemons juice out, thinning the honey down quite a bit. How long will it last? We kept it for about a month in the fridge, but perhaps even longer.
This is good stuff. It tastes delish, kind of sweet and tangy and wonderful. And anyone who downed a shot followed it up with a nice, hearty whoop! because they could tell that it was a nice power boost for the system. Yeah, maybe a little woowoo; you gotta try it yourself and see what you think.
I’m not going to tell you it’s a cure for the common cold, but it definitely is a throat soother.