Spiked Hot Lemon, Honey + Ginger

 Prep Time : 5 Minutes | Cook Time : 0 Minutes | Total Time : 10 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy

Spiked Hot Honey Lemon + Ginger

So you know how I said I had a sore throat last week? My go to when I come down with colds and other gooby afflictions is this delicious hot drink that’s tart and soothing at the same time. It’s full of some of my favourite things – lemon, ginger and honey – and it really does help. Classically it’s made without rum, but sometimes you just need a little something extra to perk you up. Rum is the answer. Surprisingly often…

This drink is super easy to throw together. Everything goes in a cup and is topped up with boiling water. Leave it to cool and steep for a few minutes and you’re done.


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Hot water:

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Done. This is a great back pocket recipe for when you’re not feeling the best, and truth be told if you’re a fan of lemon it’s just a lovely hot drink when the weather gets more wintery – treat yo’self!

Spiked Hot Lemon, Honey + Ginger

Prep Time : 5 mins | Cook Time : 0 mins | Total Time : 10 mins | Difficulty : Easy | Makes : 1 soothing hot drink

A soothing hot drink with a kick, the perfect pick-me-up!


  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger (peeled and sliced thinly)
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • boiling water

– If using metric cups, reduce volume measures by 1 tablespoon for every cup of dry or liquid ingredients – 


  • Kettle


Everything goes in a cup and is topped up with boiling water. Leave it to cool and steep for a few minutes and you’re done.

Cook’s Notes:

  • You can leave out the rum, or switch it out for another spirit – scotch is an excellent choice
  • If you are not a fan of ginger, you can leave this out, or replace with a tiny pinch of chili flakes

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