Keep a batch of this natural cold and sore throat soother in your fridge during cold and flu season! This Ginger Lemon Honey syrup is a delicious way to keep colds and flu at bay. And it's so easy to make at home!
Brrr . . . it is chilly outside!
It's also time to make this favorite home remedy tea for cold and flu.
🍯 Why you'll love this syrup
A few times a year, but especially during cold and flu season, I like to stock our refrigerator with ginger-honey syrup.
- It's like a marmalade packed with healthy ingredients.
- You only need 3 ingredients to make it!
- It's a great way to level up ginger tea, or simply to add to a mug of hot water.
- The flavors are delicious and nourishing, and it's so easy to make at home.
🍋 Ingredient notes
This all-natural cold and sore throat soother contains just 3 simple ingredients, but all are packed with healthy benefits:
Ginger- It's hard to overstate the many benefits of ginger. love ginger as a flavor in so many dishes. And its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help boost immune systems. It also helps stimulate perspiration to cleanse the system and bring down body temperature.
Honey - My parents have always sworn by honey as a healing ingredient, and use it for everything. Honey has beneficial properties which can help speed healing. It also helps draw water out of inflamed tissue, which reduces swelling and discomfort associated with sore throats.
Lemon slices - High in vitamin C, lemons help support the immune system. Lemon juice also has anti-inflammatory qualities that soothe sore throats and irritated membranes. Lemons also are said to have antiseptic action that helps directly fight off colds. One large lemon should suffice for this recipe.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
This is one of those recipes where measurements are truly eyeball measurements. Put as much lemon, ginger, and honey as you want! Can't go wrong with more, and if you want a tamer flavor profile, simply use less.
To make this honey ginger syrup recipe:
- Slice lemon wedges and place to fill the bottom of a glass jar (I love these wide mouth mason jars)
- Grate ginger over it.
- Then fill in with honey. I prefer to use organic local honey, such as Glorybee Honey from Eugene, Oregon. But you can use regular honey as well.
- Stick the jars in the refrigerator overnight and the mixture will form into a jelly-like, marmalade texture.
- Add a tablespoon of this ginger, lemon, and honey syrup to a cup of your favorite hot tea. This syrup is also a fantastic way to enhance a simple mug of warm water.
Yes, refrigerate the syrup in jars after you make it to help it stay fresh for longer and help prevent mold from forming.
This syrup will keep for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also make it ahead of time and store it for up to 2 months in the freezer.
🎁 Makes a great gift
Giving the gift of good health is always in style, and always appreciated.
I like to make batches of this ginger, lemon, and honey marmalade recipe divided into individual small, 8-ounce wide mouth mason jars. I dress them up with cute cupcake wrappers, washi tape, and ribbon around the lids, and give them as gifts throughout the holidays.
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Ginger Lemon Honey Syrup
- 2 tbsp lemons thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp chunk of fresh ginger approx. 2-inches
- 1 tbps Honey
- Place sliced lemons at the bottom of each mini mason jar (use about half of a lemon per jar).
- Grate ginger (as much or as little as you prefer) over lemon.
- Pour honey over the lemon and ginger and fill almost to the top of each jar, leaving about ½ of room to the top.
- Cover with the mason jar lid and refrigerate overnight before using.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.