|Moxie's Cold Cure-All|
The Saucier Family is suffering with colds. We came down with them during the last days of our holiday travels. As I was drinking a hot cup of tea looking at cooking magazines, I found this cold cure drink in Bon Appetit. What luck - I pulled myself up and made myself a cup. I remember my mom making me a drink similar to this when I was a kid sick with a cold or flu.
The recipe calls for fresh lemon juice, honey, grated ginger, echinacea extract, a pinch of cayenne pepper and boiling water. I made a slight modification, instead of using grated ginger I used one Ginger tea bag and steeped the tea for 5 minutes. Once the tea was steeped, I added the remaining ingredients and stirred. The drink was very soothing with a kick of cayenne pepper.
This is a great comforting drink when you are suffering from a cold. You can also do variations with this drink. As I stated earlier, I used a Ginger tea bag. For my daughter Christie, I made the drink with a White Tea Peach and Ginger Tea bag.
Note: I have read, echinacea reduces the duration or severity of a cold. However, in reading over various Medical Blogs, the evidence is inconclusive.
Moxie's Cold Cure-All
Slightly Adapted from Bon Appetit
|Steeping Ginger Tea|
1 Ginger tea bag
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey or light agave syrup (nectar)
1/4 teaspoon super echinacea extract
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Lemon slice for garnish
1. Place tea bag in a large mug. Pour boiling water in the mug and let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
2. Remove the tea bag and add remaining ingredients to the tea. Stir until homey is dissolved. Garnish with a lemon slice. Let sit for 1 minuted before serving.
Makes 1 serving