Cold Remedy Drink

After 4+ years working in public schools I have had my fair share of colds. This remedy drink became my secret weapon pretty quickly. It can be difficult to get down because of the intense flavors but after a day of drinking this, your immune system will thank you! Bonus points if you can get your hands on some local honey. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Detox Drink

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Boost your immune system with this healthy drink!

Note that this drink has very intense flavor – to water it down add 1 cup hot water


-4 cloves garlic (minced or grated)

-2 tablespoons fresh ginger (peeled & grated)

-2 tablespoons honey (local if possible!)

-juice of 3 lemons

-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

-boiling water (optional)


In a mug or mason jar combine all ingredients.

Mix well to combine.

If desired, add 1 cup boiling water.

Steep for 5 minutes.

Drink daily until cold symptoms are gone!



Author: Salima's Kitchen

Salima Benkhalti is a personal chef in Portland, Oregon. Contact with inquiries about private events, meal plans or taking cooking classes at !

2 thoughts

  1. I need to get myself a grater. Where would you recommend buying that nifty handheld tool that can squash single cloves of garlic through little holes? ( Besides Amazon 😛 )

    1. You could get one of those! I usually just mince my garlic up but those little tools are a lot of fun.

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