Spiced Lemon Infused Honey


Infused honey... is such a wonderful, delicious thing. Full of health-boosting potential, it's good to have a jar of this in the cupboard, and especially good for cold/flu season! All natural preventive medicine you can make at home. I just made a new batch. Let me show you how, and tell you more about it.


Spiced Lemon Infused Honey

Supplies: 

1 lemon, washed/scrubbed well, and cut into thick slices
1 2-inch/5 cm piece of fresh ginger root, peeled, and sliced into thick pieces
1 cinnamon stick, broken
1 cup fluid honey (340 grams/12 ounces)
1 clean jar with lid

How To:

To the jar add the slices of lemon, ginger and cinnamon stick pieces, and then pour in the honey. Put the lid on the jar, and add a label. Store the honey at room temperature. Let the honey infuse and "steep" for 1-2 weeks before using. With time, the consistency of the honey will change and become more runny the longer the lemon and ginger infuse. Though watery, the honey will still remain very effective. And honey naturally has a long shelf life, so you can keep this on your pantry shelf for a long time. 



Health benefits... The honey and lemon soothes a sore throat. The ginger, spice, and honey eases a cough, congestion, helps clear sinuses, and flush out toxins. Taking a teaspoon  or two of the infused honey can also help soothe an upset stomach. Warming ginger also boosts circulation and helps get rid of aches and chills. There's so much good in this infused honey--it does such good for the body!



Using the infused honey... Add 2-4 full teaspoons to tea or other hot beverage. Just taking the honey directly in the mouth by the teaspoon can be soothing for a sore throat, or upset stomach.  Or use the honey mixture to make a relaxing hot toddy--our favorite! 

To make a hot toddy with the infused honey... Pour a shot of whisky, brandy or dark rum into a cup or mug. Add boiled water to the cup (3/4 cup/6 ounces/1.7 deciliter). And then add 2 or more teaspoons of the infused honey to taste. Add a half a slice of lemon, if you'd like. Let the toddy steep 3-5 minutes before drinking. You could make this without the liquor, using just the boiled water and the infused honey.

What's your favorite chill chaser or cold/flu prevention?! 



Comments

  1. Oh that is so nice! I have lots of honey, but not the liquid kind that is easily pourable. Can this still work if it is not as pourable? ♡♡♡

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  2. Hi, Elizabeth! Well, with the more solid honey, it might be harder to replicate this particular recipe. You could try gently "melting" some honey on the stove, and see what happened, though I think it might return to it's more solid form. The best bet is to make a kind of hot toddy in a cup with boiled water, add you honey to the hot liquid and letting it melt, then add some lemon and ginger slices and let it steep. You can add a shot of whisky or other if you like too. Basically a hot lemon jazzed up. But it would still work! :)

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  3. Thanks for this one, Tracy. Every favorite ingredient I have -- honey, lemons and ginger. OK, not the cinnamon stick. I wonder where I can buy a few cinnamon sticks. I'm interested in Elizabeth's honey because I always buy raw honey but I wouldn't mind springing for one of those cute little squeezy bears to give this one a try. So far, I've avoided the flu but continually fight the winter sinus so this sounds comforting and delicious. I'd have to make and taste it first but I could also see it as part of a honey/lemon glaze/ginger for a teacake if it didn't make it too sticky -- or maybe mix with the sugar for a honey lemon frosting... now I'm extra curious and edging into experimentation mode!

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  4. Love where you're going with this hiney idea, Jeanie... and save me a piece of the tea cake! ;) Infuses honey can be used for so much, and funnplaying around with flavors. This combo works well for cold/flu, but it tastes sooo good and could be used for more. I used a fluid acacia honey, which what I've usually used for infused honey. I've seen recipes for raw honey, but not used it as it's not something on my supermarket shelf. I want to explore this honey thing more!

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  5. This has peaked my interest as I tend to fall victim to colds easily. I am not sure what you mean by fluid honey. We have our own bees and our honey is pourable but still kind of thick. Would this work? I hate to ruin good honey, lol, if it is not going to work.

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  6. You've got the right stuff, Judy! If the honey is pourable, that's great-it just makes it easier yo put the recipe together and use. Any honey that can drizzle, pour or flow at all will work. The honey I used is quite runny. But WOW you have your own bees! That is something I would like to try...maybe I nee to add that to our wish list. :) Hope if you give this recipe a try, it will help...

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  7. As always I love reading your posts and getting your recipes for healing. I wish I would have had some of this on hand for our recent flu seige. Thanks for sharing and I will make some of this one.
    Thanks for your sweet comments on the loss of our Prophet. I love you sweet sister in Christ.
    Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way!

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    1. Never too late to make a batch of this good honey, LeAnn ;) Thinking of you... ((HUGS))

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  8. this is fabulous! thank you darling girl of the north.
    it makes me feel happy even just looking at that beauty of natural goodness!
    I will definitely be doing this. xo♥

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    1. This stuff certainly is a delight to look at, as well as partake. :)))

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  9. thanks for this recipe! My Sister just sent me a box of lemons from the garden, so perfect timing to do this.

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    1. Ooo... your sister has lemons in her garden, Juana! What a wonderful treat that must be?!

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  10. Honey has many medicinal benefits in them. Thanks for the medicinal recipe:)

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