Someone posted this on Facebook, and it was called Sore Throat Tonic. I wrote the recipe down so I could try it when I had a sore throat. But it sounded so good - yep, I'm probably weird - that I just had to try it, sore throat or not.
I think it's really good. However, I don't know how it would actually help with a sore throat. It's a bit spicy and a little harsh, so I almost feel like it would make a sore throat worse. What it is good for is to clear everything out. If you've got a stuffy nose or clogged sinuses, this stuff is just what you need. I think it's also great to drink when you feel like you might be getting a cold - to scare that baby away for good. OK, I don't guarantee this will keep a cold away, but I did drink it quite a bit last week when I felt a cold was coming on, along with tea and hot honey lemon water and Emergen-C every day, and the cold never did develop into a full-blown cold. So, it's definitely worth a try.
Besides, it tastes good! Or at least I think so.
The original recipe did not call for lemon, but I think it really adds something to the flavor. If you don't have lemons, don't worry about it.
And, I just spent way too much time searching through all my photos on Flickr for a mug of tea or something to represent this, since I've never actually taken a picture, but no such luck. You'll just have to use your imagination, or take your own pictures when you try it. Or not.
Just enjoy. And don't forget to chew on the ginger slices when you get to the bottom. They have a nice bite to them.