Lemon Winter WarmerThis Lemon Winter Warmer recipe is based on a drink that I’d been making for a while, but then altered once I tried the ‘Citrus Booster’ that they serve at Balzac’s Coffee.  

There’s a Balzac’s near my office in the Distillery District, and when I feel a cold coming on, I sometimes pop over to the cafe to get one, or mix it up myself at home. I’m not sure whether or not it makes a difference to the cold, but it’s delicious and soothing and it makes me feel like I’m doing something about it, which is half the battle.

Lemon Winter WarmerI originally made it with honey, but I like the flavour of the maple syrup much better.  Don’t even dream of using that weird fake table syrup garbage – real maple syrup only! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Winter Warmer
Serves 1
A tasty and soothing hot drink to liven you up in the dead of Winter.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lemon, juiced
  2. ginger root, sliced
  3. 3-4 teaspoons of real maple syrup
  4. boiling water
  5. a pinch of cayenne powder
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together, to taste, in a large glass or mug.
Notes
  1. You can substitute honey for the maple syrup, though I find the maple syrup more flavourful.
Candace Shaw http://www.candaceshaw.ca/
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