This simple 3 ingredient warming Ginger Lemon Honey Tea recipe is a go-to when feeling under the weather or like my body needs a little boost. I love that it doesn’t require a juicer and can be whipped up in a blender in just a few minutes.
Anyone else feel like everyone around them is sick? Thank you, January, for not only being dark and cold but also spreading all the germs. To try to build up a little extra immunity power for my body, I’ve been drinking this lemon ginger tonic mixture every few days for the last few weeks. It’s been soothing on my sore throat while giving my body a little extra boost from the ginger and lemon.
A lot of similar recipes to this online have you boil everything in a saucepan to let the ginger steep but my local coffee shop juices it all and the flavor of this method just packs such a bigger punch. I used to think you could only make this version in a juicer but I found a nice little cheat system though where you blend everything in a high speed blender and then just use a fine mesh strainer. The end result is deliciously sweet, spicy, and tart and the great way to mix-up your afternoon tea routine.
Here are a few fun variations for this Ginger Lemon Honey Tea recipe for when you want to mix it up:
- Carrots Ginger Tonic: Add 1 peeled and trimmed carrot to blender along with the ginger and lemon.
- Spicy Black Pepper Lemon Ginger Tonic: Add 1 tsp whole peppercorn to tonic after you pour hot water in and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Thyme Lemon Ginger Tonic: Add 3 fresh thyme sprigs to tonic after you pour hot water in and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
Note that I like my Ginger Lemon Honey Tea super spicy and tart so you may end up wanting to adjust your ratios a bit from what I have listed below. If the drink is too tart or spicy for you, just add more water and honey until you find the right equation for your taste buds.
This Warming Ginger Lemon Honey Tea is my go-to when feeling under the weather or like my body needs a little boost. I love that it doesn't require a juicer and can be whipped up in a blender in just a few minutes!
- 1/2 small lemon (or 1/4 large) peeled and deseeded
- 1 inch ginger knob peeled
- 1 1/4 cup water divided
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
Place lemon wedge, ginger, and 1/4 cup water in a high speed blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the additional 1 cup of water in a water boiler or on the stove top.
Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the lemon ginger mixture into a mug. Add honey and pour in boiling water.
Let cool slightly and enjoy right away. Add more honey and/or water as needed.