Curb That Cold PT II -- My Favorite Winter Drink

Salam, guys! Now that we've cleansed our throat, we can drink something that's not only tasty and season-appropriate, but also complementary to our previous work.

Ladies and gents, I give you... ginger tea, or ginger, as we call it at home. It may also be known as grog. The three main ingredients are lemon, ginger and honey, which are renowned for their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, soothing, immune-system boosting properties. 

I wasn't familiar with it until a few years back, my mom made some. Since then, whenever the weather gets chillier, you'll find some on the stove. Whether someone's sick, or as a preventative measure, it's there. This is how we beat the flu!

You can always adjust the recipe to your liking. I don't peel the lemon because I like the character and the aroma it brings to the beverage, but that's a personal preference. If you decide to go this route, make sure you get organic ones, 'cause God knows what chemicals are gonna be sitting on them.:/You can also make a concentrated version of this by mixing/grating the ginger in order to get more of the juice out. Also, after adding honey, you can add spice to enrich the taste. My personal favorites are cinnamon, cardamom and star anise, which are awesome for their anti-inflammatory properties. If the mixture tastes bitter to you, you can add extra honey to your cup :). 

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