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Hot Lemonade Recipe
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Hot Lemonade

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"This is the recipe for hot lemonade my mom used to make for me when I was sick. Very good..."

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    5 mins
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    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in honey, lemon juice and rum.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

This is a really good alternative to the boxed neocitran... I however altered the recipe by using the 1 serving method, but keeping the lemon amount the same. So therefore I used 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of honey and a full lemon, just because I love the taste of the lemon! Enjoy

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2003

I love lemonade but it just doesn't taste good hot.

Oct 12, 2004

My Oma used to make this for me when I was a kid and nothing tastes better when your throat is sore and raw. I cut the amount of water down to one cup but kept the lemon the same. Very comforting Paula....

Aug 17, 2008

This was perfect for my sore throat. I followed another reviewers suggestion and used 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon honey, and juice from a whole lemon. Very soothing. I will definitely be using this every time Im sick.

Aug 25, 2008

I've been feeling cruddy today with a sore throat and swollen glands. I needed something to not only comfort but soothe. My grandma used to make this for me when I was a kid and was sick. I made this for one, using half of a lemon and a little more honey. This is just what I needed.

Oct 12, 2004

Well of COURSE it's not as good as ice cold lemonaid! This is a good alternative for either a sick child or someone who doesn't care for hot tea or that awful-tasting TheraFlu. Another variation of this can be made with bottled lemon juice if you don't have a fresh lemon on hand and suger in lieu of honey.

Dec 30, 2011

Very good- soothing on the throat. Juice of 1 lemon is approximately 2-3 tablespoons of reconstituted bottled lemon juice.

Feb 16, 2010

I woke up feeling a bit under the weather--despite my efforts, looks like I'm getting bf's cold. I decided to try this, and it is certainly helping soothe my throat. I just boiled one cup of water and mixed it with the same amount of lemon and honey. No rum for me--a little to early for that today! Thanks for the recipe.


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