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
  1. Boil the kettle (or as my husband would correct, “Boil the WATER, not the kettle.”).
  2. Meanwhile, give the lemon wedge a squeeze, catching the juice in your favourite, most comforting mug (every detail counts when you’re ill).
  3. Throw the partially-squeezed lemon wedge into the mug and pour over boiling water till mug is filled.
  4. 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).
  5. 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)
  1. Put all ingredients into a large mug.
  2. Pour boiling water over, stir, and allow to steep for a few minutes.
  3. Sip slowly whilst drink is warm. Strain first if desired.

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