There may not be a cure for the common cold, but we've learned the basic steps to overcoming a cold: Plenty of rest and fluids. There's now scientific research that says warm drinks are capable of treating cold and flu symptoms, and this beverage concoction from Slashfood seems perfect for cheering you up when you're down with a miserable cold.
The simple recipe is a fun alternative to try when you've already guzzled eight cups of tea and are craving something different. Give it a go next time you're under the weather; all you need is honey, ginger, and lemon. Follow Slashfood's instructions, and you should be on your way to taming your cold symptoms.
- Grate a half-inch chunk of ginger into a large mug.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in on top (you can also add the zest if you're feeling daring).
- Add a heaping teaspoonful of honey (feel free to adjust the sweetness level to your personal taste).
- Fill the cup with boiling water and stir to combine. Drink while still warm and repeat as necessary.