I'm in search of a sore throat soother that doesn't involve store-bought lozenges and syrups. I'll include the two that I've been using since I was a kid, but I wanted to see if other people had more potent recipes!
1 mug hot water
lemon juice to taste (1/2 a lemon, usually)
honey to taste (2 Tbs, roughly)
small pot of water
palm-sized piece of ginger, sliced
brown or rock sugar
Simmer the ginger in the water for an hour or more, then add sugar. This makes a potent drink, and personally I think it tastes better (more mellow) after it's sat around and re-heated the next day. It's QUITE spicy right after you make it, but has more depth of flavor and syrupiness the next day. If you make this too strong or have too much at once, it might make you salivate uncontrollably. Ginger is weird that way.
Thanks in advance for sharing!