Recipe by KitchenDame
This is a recipe my family uses from time to time when in dire need of comfort from a rotten cold. Helps you sleep, the rum settles your aches and pains, and the lemon and spices help open up breathing passages.
Top Review by children from A to Z
I made this a couple of days ago for myself & my husband. We are suffering from a head cold and are so congested. Your recipe came to the rescue. This not only made us feel better but it tasted great. The only changes I made was I didn't have fresh nutmeg or ginger so I used a dash of ground nutmeg and 1/8 tsp. of ground ginger. Thanks so much for posting we will turn to this whenever we are under the weather, thanks kitchendame!
- 1 cup hot water
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1 -2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and sliced (cherry-tomato size)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 ounce dark rum