The famous grog: we all know this ancient lemon and honey recipe from our grandmothers. With or without rum, cloves, cinnamon or not and served nice and hot; it smells winter alright and soothes our sore throats. I discovered this recipe in the great ELLE A TABLE Magazine “Totally Groggy” section in 2013. I did modify it a bit to fully suit my taste. Honey cleanses your body; citrus fruits bring vitamin C which will help you fight viruses and will give you energy; ginger, among other benefits, will bring your stress level down and will ease your digestion. On top of all these qualities, this drink has a wonderful and unique flavour.
Citrus fruit, ginger & honey alcohol-free grog
The blood orange will give this drink the warm and bright colour. If you don’t have any at hand, no worries!
- Juice of 4 lemons
- Juice of 2 blood oranges
- Juice of 2 tangerines
- 30 g more or less fresh ginger
- 50 cl water
- 1 tsp per mug
- A few mint sprigs for decoration
- Step 1 Slice the peeled fresh ginger root and put it in a pan with 50 cl water to boil. Squeeze the citrus fruits and add the juice to the preparation in the pan with the water. Maintain the medium-high heat until the boiling point. Be careful this can take no time at all…
- Step 2 Keep the heat on low while you prepare the jug. Pour hot water in it to warm up the sides but don’t forget to remove it when ready to pour your preparation. Put some honey in each mug. Use a strainer when you pour the preparation in the jug. Thoroughly crush the ginger using the back of a spoon to extract the juice and taste. If you find it too sour or too strong, add a little hot water. Pour the preparation in the mugs with the honey, add a few mint leaves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy sipping your hot beverage.