Warm Spiced Ginger Tea Recipe

Nov 29, 2011 10:16 am

A DIY ginger tea to combat rough weather and more

Whenever one of us is ill, the other will make this warming ginger drink—it's perfect for that nasty cold or an upset stomach—and it only takes 20 minutes to make. The best part is that it can be paired with rye whiskey or rum for a winter cocktail. This drink holds special significance for us as this was one of the first drinks we made that we tried to carbonate and transform into a soda—six months later Brooklyn Soda Works was formed. We still make this same drink for each other whenever one of us is feeling in need of a pick-me-up.

 

A perfect winter afternoon pick-me-up.
A perfect winter afternoon pick-me-up.
 
Servings: 4

Ingredients

4 oz ginger root, sliced
4 tablespoons honey
5 pods cardamom
1 star anise
10 whole cloves
juice of 1 lemon
Directions: 
  1. Add sliced ginger, star anise and cardamom to 1 liter of boiling water.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Add in cloves and simmer for additional 5 minutes
  4. Cut the heat. Add juice of one lemon.
  5. Sweeten with honey, filter, and serve in mugs.
Optional: use more ginger for increased spice level. Or you can substitute an orange for the lemon, and throw some of the orange zest along with cloves.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
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