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When the sniffles hit, take a sip

October 14, 2011

The last few times I’ve been sick, the requisite extra resting was a bit of a relief. I’ve come to actually consider the sniffles an opportune time to finally do some gardening, let my brain rest, and ahem…get off the computer a little. Here’s a drink that immediately made me feel in holiday mode, making the sniffles just that little bit more bearable. It’s got the requisite lemon & honey, but also some fresh squeezed orange juice and a bit of blackcurrant for a pop of colour, so you can almost be fooled into thinking this is a mid-afternoon cocktail. If you pour the blackcurrant reeeally slowly, it marbles a little :D Not well, but it made me feel a bit fancier :P

You can use whatever other real fruit juice you like, but make sure you squeeze the lemon and/or orange fresh at least!

Sip back and relax

per person

  • juice of 2 oranges & 1 lemon, shaved rind of either (just 2 or 3 pieces)
  • scant Tbspn honey (I used Kamahi, from J Friend & Co)
  • splash blackcurrant juice
  • water/ice to dilute to your liking
Mix everything together (add ice last), smooshing the honey on the sides of the glass to speed the dissolving process. Leave your spoon in the glass with some of the honey undissolved and eventually it’ll get sweeter as you drink :D Which is great if you’ve also got ice, which tends to dilute everything as it melts. If you’re serving this as a mocktail at an actual party or something, garnish with mint or lemon balm leaves and whole slices of orange or lemon.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2011 4:21 am

    I like drinks with honey when I’m sick. Nice recipe.

  2. October 15, 2011 1:52 pm

    I hope you feel better soon!

  3. October 15, 2011 7:42 pm

    I shall remember this next time I’ve got the sniffles, which will probably be soon given this cold weather! Hope you’re feeling better:-)


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