Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Wonderful for sore throat or coming down with the flu days. I think this can be kept warm in a crockpot and also is easy to increase servings. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (December 1987)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan bring water and cloves to a simmer, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1/3 cup honey, stirring to dissolve.
  3. Stir in juices.
  4. Cover and heat through but do not boil.
  5. Taste and stir in additional honey, if desired.
  6. Ladle into 4 mugs, garnishing with lime slices.


Most Helpful

This is good. I made it because citrus is good to relieve headaches! I used all freshly squeezed juices, unpasteurised creamed honey (which still is probably heated to filter sadly, ie not the same as raw) and did not garnish. Cloves are an antiseptic. I would make this again the same way.

UmmBinat December 30, 2010

Good for sore throat, colds, a boost of vitamin C, or just a change of pace at breakfast time. Liked that the clove was just in the back ground. Made as written opting for the 1/2 cup of honey after reading a review about it being a bit tart and know DH has a sweet tooth. Did not garnish with lime as just flat forgot in trying to get breakfast on the table. Thanks so much for the post.

Debbwl February 27, 2010

I followed the recipe exactly (except for the garnish;) ). I did have to add more honey b/c it's pretty tart. But it's definitely soothing on a sore throat and more tasty than any cough syrup. I made the whole recipe so I could sip on it all day. Thanks, ellie.

newspapergal January 06, 2007

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