How to Make a Hot Soothing Lemon Drink

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How to Make a Hot Soothing Lemon Drink
Hot tea and lemon

Hot lemon drinks have long had the reputation of soothing sore throats and making people feel better if they have a fever. Lemon drinks supply Vitamin C, a necessary vitamin that aids the immune system in functioning properly. To stay healthy, try one of the delicious hot lemon drinks below.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Boiling water
  • Water
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Lemons
  • 3 Whole cloves
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Lemon
  • Sugar or honey
  • Sprig of mint
  • Paper-thin slice of ginger

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Instructions

    Simple Lemon Drink

  1. 1

    Combine 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 tsp. of sugar.

  2. 2

    Boil 2 cups of water and add to the lemon juice and sugar.

  3. 3

    Stir all the ingredients together, dissolving the sugar as you stir the drink.

  4. 4

    Taste the drink; if it's too sour add more sugar, if it's too sweet add more lemon juice.

    Spicy Lemon Drink

  1. 1

    Boil 2 cups of water and 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon.

  2. 2

    Stir in 1 cup of lemon juice.

  3. 3

    Add honey or sugar to sweeten.

  4. 4

    Taste the drink. Add lemon juice if it's too sweet and more honey or sugar if it's too sour.

    Hot Honey Lemonade-Version One

  1. 1

    Juice 1 lemon into a large cup.

  2. 2

    Slice another lemon into thin slices. Press the cloves into the lemon slices and put the slices into the cup.

  3. 3

    Add two tbsps. of honey to the cup.

  4. 4

    Boil 1 cup of water and pour over the lemon slices.

  5. 5

    Use the cinnamon stick to stir the beverage until the honey has dissolved. Taste the drink. If it needs to be sweeter add a little more honey.

    Hot Honey Lemonade-Version Two

  1. 1

    Juice the lemon to get 1/2 cup of juice.

  2. 2

    Boil 1 cup of water.

  3. 3

    Add the lemon juice and honey or sugar to the water.

  4. 4

    Stir the beverage until the honey or sugar dissolves.

  5. 5

    Add the mint and ginger as a garnishment and for flavor.

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