My “Remedy” Mixture for Hot or Iced Tea

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My "Remedy" Mixture for Hot or Iced Tea

I wanted to share with you a little concoction that I keep in my fridge. This is my little “remedy” that’s good for sore throats, when you feel a cold coming on, when you have a cold and want it to go away, or if you just want something yummy to sip on. It’s great for immunity and can give you that little boost you need to help ward off a nagging cold – or lessen it’s effects.

I have had a jar of this in my fridge during the winter for the past several years but recently decided to keep it on hand year round. The past few weeks I’ve started out my mornings with a hot cup of this first and then moved on to my coffee to give me a little boost of hydration first thing in the morning. I also enjoy glasses of this honey lemon tea iced in the afternoons. It lends a delicious flavor to iced water.

Each of the ingredients is loaded with all sorts of vitamins and immunity boosting qualities. People have sworn that it was good for everything from clear skin to the flu to arthritis! I can tell you from personal experience that when you need a pick me up for whatever reason, this mixture, diluted in some water (hot or iced) definitely helps.

You’ll need:

  • Organic Lemons – I use organic lemons in this because I let the rinds steep in the honey so its best to have lemons that are free from pesticides.
  • Ginger – For the ginger, you can get a fresh ginger root and grate it but I often just get a jar of minced ginger and use it from there instead.
  • Honey – Local honey is the absolute best if you can get it – there are all sorts of benefits to eating local honey! If not, look for the purest honey you can find at the grocery store and definitely spend a little more to get the real stuff as a lot of honey is just corn syrup masquerading at honey, which doesn’t have the health benefits we are looking for here.

Honey, Lemon, and Ginger "Remedy" for Hot or Iced Tea

My little "remedy" that's good for sore throats, when you feel a cold coming on, when you have a cold, or if you just want something yummy to sip on.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tea
Servings: 7
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Christy Jordan


  • 2-3 organic lemons
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • local honey


  • Wash lemons and slice them into round slices. Place all but a few slices in a clean pint or quart mason jar. Squeeze the juice from the remaining slices into the jar and then toss them in as well. Add ginger.
  • Add enough honey to fill the jar. Place a lid on jar and tighten. Let sit out for several hours, turning upside down and right side up from time to time to help everything blend, then store in the refrigerator up to 6 weeks.


To make a cup of HOT honey lemon tea: Heat a cup of water. Add two to three tablespoons of honey mixture. Stir, and drink.
To make a glass of ICED honey lemon "tea": fill a quart jar about 1/4 full of room temperature water. Add 3-4 tablespoons honey lemon mixture. Stir well. Fill remainder of jar up with water and ice. Enjoy!


Calories: 16kcal
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  1. 5 stars
    Head colds arrived with the first chill of Fall. I’ve a batch in the fridge. The kids call it the remedy. They enjoy it. Thank you for this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    My family’s variant on this is garlic juice, onion juice and honey mixed together and taken by the spoonful for any cough, cold, or sore throat. It’s vile, but it works.

  3. I too have trouble printing yr recipes. When I hit print, it flashes up and then gone before you can print. Recipes print from other companies. On yours, I have to copy and paste to my “notes” folder. Then print – Just saying

    1. I appreciate you letting me know. If you could please come back and give me more information I might be able to get to the source of the problem. What browser are you using? Are you printing from a device or a computer? Thank you, in advance, for your help!

  4. There’s a big difference between a pint and quart sized jar so I’m confused about the amount of honey. THanks for your help

    1. It’s not a recipe that has to be precise. You can add more or less honey depending on your taste, just as you can add more or less lemon. I use a quart jar but you can use a pint or even half pint if you like.

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