- 2 fresh lemons
- boiling water
- honey to taste (see important note, below)
- Slice both lemons in half cross-wise and squeeze the juice into a full-sized mug
- Pour boiling water in over the lemon juice to fill the mug
- Add honey to taste (I like something approaching a Tablespoon, even though I drink my coffee black and unsweetened)
Choose your honey carefully, preferably a good quality one from a local producer who you can talk to about the possibility of any corn-related issues. Investigators have found that “bargain” honey producers will add high fructose high corn syrup to bulk up and/or sweeten their honey, or will feed it to the bees. They don’t have to label it (why not, I wonder?), so be picky about your choice of honey.
This is a recipe I grew up on, one that my Irish mother swore by whenever we got a sore throat or a bad cold. I wasn’t so keen on it then, but now it’s like a comfort food when I feel unwell. It’s simple, hot, as sweet as you like it, and it’s packed with Vitamin C!