Warm Ginger Lemon Drink

Down with a cold, flu or have a bad tummy? This warm drink is just what you are looking for. It is a cup of goodness that is fortified with vitamin C, cold-fighting properties and digestion-friendly ingredients. On my recent trip to India, I was coming down with a bad cold and my father suggested that he had a ‘magic drink’ that will make me feel better. I thought it was going to be one of those bitter and terrible tasting medicinal drinks and I was apprehensive. Then, my father hands me a warm cup of this drink – not only did it taste great but was also quite helpful in keeping my sickness at bay. So, this recipe comes to all of you from my dearest father.

Note: This drink is not medicinal and can be consumed on a daily basis.


  • Lemon – 1
  • Dry ginger powder – ¼ tspn
  • Honey – 2 tspns
  • Water – 1 cup


  1. Boil water and keep aside.
  2. In a glass, squeeze the juice from one lemon; add dry ginger powder and honey.
  3. Pour hot water over the ingredients and stir well.
  4. Drink warm.


  1. Avoid consuming this drink first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach as this can cause a bit of acidity. Thanks to the lemon!
  2. You could replace dry ginger powder with fresh ginger. Wash, peel and pound the ginger and let it boil with the water for maximum flavour.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a prescribed medicine. Please seek professional help if you are unwell.

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