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A few weeks ago, I shared my love for fresh mint tea, but I also have two other winter favorites – fresh ginger and hot lemon. All of these drinks are extremely easy to prepare, and can even be combined together to create a fresh mint, ginger, and lemon drink. The best part is that not only do these drinks taste amazing on their own or combined, but that they are super healthy for you to be drinking during these long winter months and will boost your immune system or help you to get over a cold, if you are unlucky enough to catch one. In fact, since I have moved to Germany, I have found myself telling everyone and their mom when they are sick to drink all three with honey when sick. Just one of the many ways I have become “eingedeutscht” over the years…

Hot lemon: Place a few slices of lemon into hot water and add honey or sugar. Just be careful that you do not overpower your drink with too much lemon or that it turns bitter (this can happen if the water is too hot!).

Fresh mint: Add a few sprigs of mint to a glass of hot water and add honey or sugar.

Hot Ginger: Peel fresh ginger, slice, and place into a cup of hot watter. Add honey or sugar.

Hybrid tip: You can also combine all three ingredients with hot water and honey/sugar for a tasty combination.

Photography: Rae Tashman

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  • To be honest I’ve never liked the taste of ginger, even though I know it’s good for you. I love lemon+honey with hot water when I’ve got a cold though!

  • Must taste amazing!

  • Olivia

    I want to try to make this at home :)

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  • Stephanie Louise

    This looks delicious Rae! We’ve made jars of lemon and honey and ginger and honey tea for the winter — can’t go without them!

  • these look great, and would definitely be good for boosting the immune system. i’m not a huge ginger fan but i’ve definitely done lemon before, or i’ve put it in a cup of tea. there’s nothing like a nice hot drink, especially when you’re sick and need a little extra comfort. x

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  • tiggles

    These look so good! I love the sound of the mint one :)

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  • Mhmm, I love to make ginger water with honey too!
    Especially if a cold is beginning to develop! Xx

  • Mira Shpak

    I like your post. Very nice photos!

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  • mmm so good for detox too, I have ginger tea all the time :) thanks for sharing Rae! x

  • I drink all of these often and I do love combining them! I try to drink at least one glass of lemon water a day and lemon-ginger tea is my favorite. I’m also a big fan of the combination of fresh ginger and turmeric.

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  • I love fresh mint too. A friend brought over some mint from her garden and suggested I try during a very stressful period and it was so soothing. And I love hot ginger tea. It was my mama’s go to thing to cure all colds! :)

  • Perfect go-to drinks during this cold time of year!


  • Gingi Edmonds Freeman

    You make this look so yummy!! I want one! <3 –

  • I love hot lemon, it always makes me feel better <3 xo

  • Nina

    Love lemon-honey drink.

  • my bubbly zone

    Look yummy. I’ll try do it!


  • Lemon and mint mix sounds so good.

  • Eleanor Humphries
  • I’ve been drinking hot lemon water every morning for a few weeks now and am totally loving it. Definitely going to try adding honey, that sounds delicious.

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  • All three together, now that’s triple the benefits?! I love mint tea with fresh leaves, you just reminded me to buy some more tomorrow.

    Buckets & Spades

  • Fresh mint in hot water is amazing! I like adding that to green tea, as well. Great photos :)

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  • Ya, too much lemon can make it taste awful. Good tip! These all look delightful!


  • That drink sounds so amazing! I love anything involving ginger and lemon. I recently found some ginger powder at my local Korean market that makes it very easy for me to add to my tea.

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  • Yum, this looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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  • libys11

    aaahh yes ginger in hot water is really soothing!!

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  • Charlie D

    I’m not a fan of ginger but I do like me some lemony drinks ! And as you said with honey it’s delicious and helps your throat a lot ! I usually let thyme infuse along with it when I’m sick. Gets rid of any cold in no time and gives a lovely smell to your kitchen !

    Charlie xx

  • Anu

    I love hot ginger tea. It is so flavorful and refreshing with every sip!

  • Love the ginger, too! It’s also my go to remedy to boost my immune system! Usually I boil it for 5 minutes and let it steep for another 10. Thank you for sharing!

    Juju Sprinkles

  • My go-to drink is a cup of green tea or hot water with lemon and honey :) My favorite time to have it is before bed! Ah, so cozy -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • These types of drinks are the ones that I need to make! It has been so cold in Minnesota and I work at a school where all of the sick kids come to me, so anything to keep me warm and boost my immune system is needed! I like the idea of combining all three into one.

  • Nancy Wilde

    Anything with ginger in it is welcome. And healthy! And then there is the hot toddy, the winner of all hot winter drinks :D