This ginger lemon honey syrup is the perfect way to keep cold and flu at bay, and add flavor to your drinks at the same time.
It acts as a natural immune booster that you can batch make and store- it'll last you all throughout the year.
Mix a spoonful into your glass of water or add it to your tea.
Never thought I'd post a recipe for a simple honey ginger syrup.
In my Indian kitchen, we use all of these ingredients almost every single day, but not always together.
But when it’s the last few months of the year, we definitely make ginger syrup and enjoy a cup of ginger tea to keep our health in top shape.
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What's So Great About the Recipe?
The best part about this lemon ginger and honey syrup is the fact that it is an incredibly easy recipe.
You don’t need to do much, or even turn on the stove for that matter.
Plus, it is super versatile too. Not only does it boost immune system health, but also adds a punch of flavor to your teas and mocktails.
Ingredients For the Ginger Lemon Honey Syrup Recipe
You’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients to make the lemon ginger syrup.
Lemon juice: Fresh lemon juice forms the base for this recipe. It is high in vitamin C content, which is great for the cold and flu season, when your immune system needs just a little extra help.
Lemon zest: I also added some lemon zest into the mixture to bring some extra citrusy flavor. This one’s optional though.
Ginger: Fresh ginger extracts have powerful anti-inflammatory effects that make it an incredible natural cold remedy.
Honey: I would recommend using raw honey to get the powerful antibacterial and antiviral effects into the syrup. I used local honey that I picked up from a farmer’s market.
Sea salt: I also added a bit of sea salt to enhance the flavors of the syrup.
Olive oil: Olive oil acts as a natural preservative for this ginger syrup recipe. It is an absolute must if you’re planning on making it in a big batch and enjoying it all year around.
See recipe card for quantities.
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How to Make Ginger Lemon Honey Syrup
Ready to make this recipe? Here’s what you’ll need to do.
In a small bowl, combine lemon and ginger with all the other ingredients.
Mix well until you get a uniform liquid.
Transfer to a glass jar.
Use it as a salad dressing or mix into your cup of hot tea and enjoy.
Substitutions & Variations
- If you can’t find fresh ginger root, you can source some dried ginger and then use it for this recipe too. Just make sure you let the ginger stay in the honey mixture for at least 24 hours before you strain it out, or better yet, let it stay in there.
- Don’t have lemons? Fresh lime juice can do the trick too!
Lemon has some wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. I would recommend adding some lemon slices into the jar as well.
How to Store the Ginger Honey Syrup
This ginger-honey syrup can last you for months. Just use a clean glass jar to store it, and keep the syrup in the fridge at all times.
Also remember to refrigerate the syrup for at least 12 hours before you use it- this will allow the flavors to develop.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- Remember to wash the lemon and ginger thoroughly and pat dry before you use them for the recipe.
- If you’re not too sure if you’ll enjoy the texture the pieces of ginger bring into the syrup, you can choose to finely grind or mince the ginger, strain it and then use the ginger juice for this ginger lemon honey syrup.
- Another great idea to simplify the recipe is to add all the ingredients- minus the honey into a food processor or a blender, and blend it together until you get a smooth, uniform mixture. You can then strain this, add honey and store the liquid portion in the refrigerator.
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How to Use the Lemon Ginger Honey Syrup
The ginger, lemon and honey syrup makes a great sore throat remedy. Mix a spoon of this syrup into a cup of your favorite hot tea to enjoy as a soothing drink when the temperatures drop.
This syrup also makes a great morning drink. Just add a couple of tablespoons of it to a mug of warm water and sip on it the first thing in the morning.
The sweet and spicy flavor profile of this mixture is a big plus. You can also add it to your sparkling water or iced tea to jazz them up.
I also like to drizzle some of this ginger and lemon syrup over my bowl of salad to enjoy it as a nice salad dressing.
You can! Swap the honey in the recipe for some maple syrup or even some simple syrup if you want to.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Ginger Lemon Honey Syrup
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and grated (or finely minced)
- 2 tablespoon clover honey
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- In a small bowl, combine lemon and ginger with all the other ingredients.
- Mix well until you get a uniform liquid.
- Transfer to a glass jar.
- Use it as a salad dressing or mix into your cup of hot tea and enjoy.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove