Spicy Lemon Ginger Iced Brew

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Move over lemon zinger... this brew is quite a stinger! Serve this on the rocks on a summer day or modify the recipe and serve it piping hot on an autumn evening with a slice of gingerbread or pumpkin pie. This can also be adapted into a tea to ease a queasy stomach by omitting the lemon and simply using the brewed ginger tea, hot or cold, to sip. Ginger is renowned for it's ability to calm stomach sickness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a nonreactive pot.
  2. Stir ginger into the boiling water, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth lined sieve into a clean pitcher.
  4. Press on the ginger that is caught by the cheesecloth to extract as much liquid as possible.
  5. Stir honey into the ginger brew until it dissolves, then set mixture aside to cool.
  6. Stir lemon juice into ginger brew just before serving.
  7. Prepare tall glasses with ice and one slice of lemon.
  8. Pour chilled lemon ginger"tea" over the ice and serve.


Most Helpful

I made this with oranges instead of lemon juice and it was wonderful! I did it slightly differently, in that I whizzed the mixture in my blender and then poured through a fine sieve to remove the pulp. Loved this as a substitute for tea on a cold evening. Thanks for a great recipe.

Sackville October 20, 2004

I've been making something almost exactly like this for years. The one change I make is that I grate the lemon, and heat the zest with the ginger. Also, this is just as wonderful served hot in the winter as iced in the summer. This is a great one!

Jenny Sanders October 19, 2004

I love this tea! It is spicy and I love the taste of ginger and lemon.The two combined really hit the spot! Thanks for sharing! Oh, I think I did add 1 more tbls. of honey. Slurp!

Sharon123 October 21, 2002

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