{cold remedy: lemon ginger syrup}

March 2, 2012

With less than three weeks until spring officially starts, we’ve almost made it through winter and hopefully we can wave the cold weather goodbye soon.
Surprisingly, I haven’t gotten a bad cold all winter long. I’ve had, however, a few days where I was feeling a cold coming. On these days, I made sure to eat and drink lots of vitamins and keep myself warm.
One of the home remedies I use against upcoming colds is lemon ginger tea.
It’s full of natural goodies. The ginger is pain relieving, antiseptic and also helps relieving congestion. The lemons are full of vitamin C to boost your immune system.


I’m partying here! ♥

{lemon ginger syrup}


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  • Yield: approx. 1 1/2 cups
  • Prep:
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  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar, ginger and grated lemon zest.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes and stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the juice of 2 lemons.
  5. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing hard on the solids to extract all the liquid.
  6. Let cool and fill into little bottles or jars.
  7. Keep chilled in the fridge.
  8. NOTES: The syrup keeps for about 1–2 weeks when stored in a fridge. Make a hot or cold drink with one part syrup to 4–5 parts water.

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  1. Love these natural, homemade remedies! So cute too!

  2. Vanessa, your title on your recipe says chai concentrate… which by the way is delicious! I’m also making up your ginger ale syrup today as well. with a couple of sickies (cold and congestion) I figure now is a good time to keep them filled up with good stuff!
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  3. Totally great idea! Loved it– pinned it! Thanks!
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  4. I love making ginger lemonade. I am going to have to try this. I had to pin it so I can remember where I found it.
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  5. Love those down-home remedies. You will laugh at this..I had a good male friend and he SWORE by ginger brandy. When he got the a cold the first thing he did was buy a PINT of ginger brandy and drink it. He would sleep all day/night and sweat it out and I do believe his “cure” worked for him. As for me…I would have been sick for a week from the brandy!;>) xo Diana
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  6. Awesome elixir! How did you make the cute label on the bottle. Chalk paint?

  7. Sounds delicious! I might have to give it a go — wonder how it goes when the symptoms have already started setting in. (I’d better get to the shops and get some ginger asap).
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  8. Actually, that looks good wether or not you have a cold!
    Yummy!Pinned it for future reference :)
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  9. this sounds like a delicious recipe, whether for a cold or as a sweet drink! thanks for sharing… plus, I’ve never heard of ginger brandy… that sound delish as well:)

  10. Wow. This is great! I’m always looking for natural ways to cure ailments! Thanks. Linda

  11. this is so great!! i would love for you to add this to my new link party… spreading the love. please go check it out if you are interested! there’s a great scarf giveaway going on there as well!
    {love} lauryn @ love notes by lauryn

  12. Noemi Molnar says:

    Oh, this is great!I’d like to make this!Thank you for the recipe! :)

  13. I could use some of this right now! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. This is wonderful; a must try. We’ve had colds off and on all winter and can’t seem to get rid of them! Thank you!
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  15. I usually drink hot water with lemon, grated ginger, and organic raw honey. I am excited to make your syrup. It sounds great, and I agree that these ingredients are the key to knocking out what ails you! Hope you are having a great weekend! Beautifully photographed post as usual, by the way!
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  16. This is a great idea! Next time I’m sick I’ll have to try it. Maybe I won’t have to? And great pics btw. I wonder if this wouldn’t be delicious in iced tea this summer. hmm…
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  17. This looks yummy! I pinned it for future reference!

  18. I makes this too and it freezes wonderfully. Just throw some in a mason jar and freeze until you want to use. Yum!
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  19. Love this recipe! Both lemon and ginger are so good for you (plus I love the smell of those two!)

  20. This is wonderful! I’d love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:


    I hope to see you soon :)
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  21. This looks tasty even if you don’t have a cold! Thanks for the recipe.

  22. Sounds ideal for perking up a cold sufferer, I’ll be saving this to make for when my nephews come down with something… they will be impressed that Auntie Rae can make ‘medicine’!

  23. pretty pretty packaging — you drew me right in! kinda makes me want to get a cold! cough cough! xo

    fresh new linky party opening later today if ya wanna come over & play!

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  24. This sounds wonderful!

  25. Very interesting! I never think about ginger as a cold remedy. I’ll have to try this.

  26. Wow, I’ve never heard of this! Sounds like a tasty way to get rid of a cold. Thanks for sharing at Cutesy Monday!


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  27. What a tasty looking remedy! We always have honey and lemon — I never thought to add ginger! I’ll do that next time!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
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  28. This sounds awesome!
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  29. I’m featuring this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!
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  30. I featured your cold remedy on DIY Home Sweet Home today!! Stop by and check it out. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ Have a wonderful weekend.

  31. This looks sooo yummy and of course I just love the home remedy and healthy goodness it provides! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
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  32. Lovely, and so much healthier then store bought medicine.
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  33. I have so shared this with everyone! What a great idea. Definitely bookmark and Delicious-worthy. Thank you for sharing :)

  34. OH! Thank you for posting this! My baby girl (3) has her first REAL cold. And before she was 2 is she got a sniffle I just breastfed her and it went away without turning into anything nasty! This time.…the boobs are empty, she’s coughing up a store and I’m in tears cuz I just don’t know what to do!!!
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  35. This sounds great. I might also throw in some cayenne pepper. My hubby was in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and several members shared with him their ‘secret’ recipe to keep their voices strong when they had a cold.- pint of warm water, juice of one lemon, 1 TBS honey and 1/4 tsp cayenne. Sip on it as needed. Really helps!

  36. found you via Tip Junkies, feature today. Now if I find a cute little container, this would be something to make asap for our long upcoming Canadian Winter. Die deutsche Aufschrift hat die Neugier noch mehr angereizt ;o).
    GLG aus New Brunswick,

    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Sue!
      Ich habe gerade gelesen, dass Du Deutsche in Kanada bist. ;) Kommst Du noch regelmäßig nach Deutschland zu Besuch, oder hat es Dich komplett dorthin verschlagen?
      Liebe Grüße,

      • you’re welcome! Regelmaessig nicht gerade, ich war in 5 Jahren einmal wieder in Deutschland. um meine Eltern zu besuchen. Meine Schwiegereltern waren schon 3 mal hier. Plant Ihr, irgendwann mal in die USA zu ziehen?
        LG und ein schoenes Wochenende,

  37. Mmm… it sounds delicious. Usually I drink hot tea with ginger and honey to get rid of cold. Will definitely give your remedy a try! Thanks for sharing.
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  38. Hi! I was just wondering how you feel ground, powdered ginger would do in this recipe? I need to get some fresh ginger, but the powder is all I have for now. Do you think I should change the amount added? I think I would need to, but I was wondering if you could maybe suggest an amount?


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