Hot and Sweet Ginger Drink

Hot and Sweet Ginger Drink

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"This old Chinese recipe is deceptively simple but addictive. Great substitute for hot spiced apple cider during the holidays. Warms the soul on a cold winter's evening!"


15 m servings 229 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.3g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the water and ginger to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and honey until the sugar has dissolved. Strain out the ginger to serve.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I used to make this all the time, minus the sugar and honey. Just 3 or 4 slices of ginger in a little bit of boiling water (for a single serving) for a few minutes and it's ready. Don't fret o...

This was recommended to me several months back when I was really ill and needed something other than tea to feel better. This is great for almost any illness, even morning sickness. The ginger s...

I'm not crazy about this one. I love ginger, brown sugar, and honey, however, a whole cup of brown sugar was way too much. You couldn't even taste the ginger anymore. My suggestion would be t...

This doesn't need so much sugar. It is great for opening up the sinuses. Boil it even longer to spice it up.

MMMMMMMMMM! Warm, soothing and good! My only advice is to adjust the brown sugar and honey to your tastes, otherwise it's a bit on the sweet side. Thank you CC for making my sore throat feel bet...

This is delicious and sooo healthy! I add a little bit of half and half to give it a little creamy flavor. I also grate my ginger, it comes out a little stronger and you wont have to use as mu...

I make this just because I like it, although I am sure it is soothing for throats and stomachs. I do not add any sweetener because I am diabetic. One point: ginger is good for regulating blood...

This is my go to illness cure. I only use 1/2 cup of brown sugar and add some lemon at the end. Perfect!

Very good with fresh, peeled and crushed lemon. Remove the seeds.