Nairobi climate seems to be going through a rough time at the instant, sunny in an example then raining cats and dogs the next. Just in case you are unfortunate enough to be caught in the rain and you’re looking for a remedy to chase the cold away, avoid getting the flu and quench your vodka thirst – we have you covered.
Why not try this hot honey lemon with vodka recipe.
- 1/2 cup honey (agave for vegans)
- 4 cups water
- 1 lemon, zested and sliced
- 1-2 cinnamon sticks
- Vodka, to taste
You might also like to add fresh ginger or other spices… this can be done to taste.
Method to Use Hot Honey Lemon Vodka
Add the honey, strips of lemon zest, the cinnamon stick, and water to a medium pot. Stir to combine, cover and bring to a simmer.
Simmer 30-45 minutes, or until the cinnamon flavor fully infuses the drink.
Pour the resulting tea into glass mugs with lemon slices.
Add vodka to taste.
Lemon and honey have many natural properties that make them common sense cold fighters. Lemon is acclaimed for its vitamin C and antimicrobial properties. Lemon may be used for its juice, peel, or extracted oil. Honey is treasured for its sweet taste, a potential to fight seasonal allergies, and its broad range of antimicrobial properties. Together, they are often used in hot water or tea to aid cold symptoms. In addition, their flavors are a classic combination of throat lozenges.
Drinking a shot of whiskey/vodka or adding it (or bourbon, rum, or scotch) to a hot toddy recipe is frequently used to treat colds. Most hot toddy recipes include hot water, a shot of alcohol, fresh lemon, and a spoonful of honey. Alcohol is also an ingredient in many over-the-counter cough syrups.
Moderate alcohol intake on a regular basis has been linked to improved lung function. It has also been associated with fewer colds, except among smokers.