I love making infused honey.
This lemon-ginger infused honey is wonderful for adding to teas, or other warming drinks. The lemon and honey are soothing on the throat, while the honey and ginger help to quiet coughs. It also adds a special flair to coffee in the mornings. Making it is so easy, truly. Here’s how I do it.
Cut up 3-4 organic lemons into 1/2″ slices.
I add them to a quart jar, seeds and all. Then, cut up a 2 inch piece of ginger that has been peeled. You want to cut it into 1/8″ slices, or as thin as you can. Thicker slices are okay as well, if you want. Place those into the quart jar with the lemon slices.
Add in honey.
Of course, raw local honey is the best option, but use the best honey you can. Store at room temperature. Allow to “steep” for about a week, shaking gently anytime you think about it. The honey will get more liquidy with time, and as the lemon and ginger infuse with it, make it nearly the viscosity of water. The flavor will be outstanding, though!
To use, simply use like you would regular honey.
We add a tablespoon to a large mug of tea or coffee, or top on fresh baked bread. Perhaps one of my favorite “medicinal” uses for this is making a hot toddy with. When hubby and I aren’t feeling well, or a sore throat and cough keep us awake, a hot toddy is the ticket to a much more relaxed sleep.
To make a hot toddy, simply add 2 tablespoons of the infused honey to a large mug.
Add in one ounce of brandy or spiced rum, and fill with hot water. Stir and sip. After 2 days of having a hot toddy each night, we are usually well on the road to recovery, and our throats feel much better.