Mama's Good for What Ails You Drink

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

This drink is my MIL alternative to tea for her sick children. It is sweet and soothing when you have a sore throat or a bad cold. But I guess you could drink it anytime. The almond flavor is what makes this drink so wonderful. Best served on a cold winter day.


  1. Boil the water and sugar until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve warm.
  4. Can be refrigerated and reheated for at least a week-if it lasts that long.
Most Helpful

I love the name you've given this drink. I've been calling it "Sore Throat Hot Orange Drink." Not very appetizing. This drink works wonders! Love it!

Babybub June 02, 2011

My daughter was home from school with a reactive airway flare-up. Her throat was sore from coughing and just sore in general. I made this for her and she said it was a miracle treatment! She warmed up small amounts for herself all day and seemed to crave it. I thought it was great that she got a good dose of vitamin C from the oranges and lemons. Thanks!

KCShell February 03, 2008

This is good, but too sweet. Next time I'll try one cup or less of sugar.

Bramble2012 March 04, 2005