Hello friends. It’s the season of sickness here in Chicago.
I rarely get sick (which makes me that much more of a wimp when I do succumb once or twice a year), but I definitely get the scratchy or achy throat. Especially when our church has just moved to a morning service and my throat isn’t used to making joyful noises at that early hour.
That would be the early hour of 10:30am.
Seriously, can you belt out an aria at 10:30 on any morning? And no, no one’s asking me to sing an aria exactly. But we’re getting way too distracted with this train of thought.
So: this is the drink my Mom made us when our throats hurt growing up. It says ‘comfort’ and ‘home’ and ‘coziness.’ And whether or not it’s a placebo effect, it really does make my throat feel better when I drink it.
I feel a little goofy calling this a recipe. But bear with me, because if you’ve never enjoyed this combination before, we might as well call this the Day of Enlightenment in your life.
1 c hot water
1 TBS + 2 tsp lemon juice
1 TBS + 2 tsp honey
Hands courtesy of my husband.
Thanks, baby. Oh, and I love that orange sweater on you. I think you should wear it again asap.
Back to the drink. Taste and adjust–some people like it a little sweeter (me), some a little more acidic (my husband).
Drink up! Feel good. Drink some more! Feel even better.
I like it better than tea. It’s the perfect evening drink. And if you use fresh lemon juice, it’s that much awesome-er.
You can think of it as a kind of winter lemonade.
And don’t laugh at my ‘printer friendly version.’ I had to include it because of my . . . problems. Of the OCD kind.
Stay cozy everyone! That’s an order.
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