Hot, Spiced Remelemon*
- Large wedge of lemon
- Small pinch cayenne pepper (go easy – you can always add more, but once it’s in, it’s in!)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Dash mixed spice
- Sweetener to taste
- Boiling water
- Boil the kettle (or as my husband would correct, “Boil the WATER, not the kettle.”).
- Meanwhile, give the lemon wedge a squeeze, catching the juice in your favourite, most comforting mug (every detail counts when you’re ill).
- Throw the partially-squeezed lemon wedge into the mug and pour over boiling water till mug is filled.
- Add spices and sweetener and stir well, so that no sneaky lumps are swimming around (trust me; a lump of cayenne pepper is not something you want exploding in your mouth).
- Sip slowly, allowing the warmth and spice to soothe your throat and clear your airways (be careful not to burn yourself in your eagerness). You may need to stir a few times throughout drinking to ensure even distribution of the spices.
Remelemon with Ginger
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 cm stem ginger, peeled and chopped or grated (or ¼ tsp powdered ginger)
- 1 tsp honey
- Small pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- Put all ingredients into a large mug.
- Pour boiling water over, stir, and allow to steep for a few minutes.
- Sip slowly whilst drink is warm. Strain first if desired.