Great Grandma’s Hot Honey Lemon Drink

Great Grandma’s Hot Honey Lemon Drink
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This honey and lemon juice recipe is a healthy and refreshing beverage that combines the cleansing properties of lemon juice with the subtleness of honey.

When life gives you lemons, have a look at this honey and lemon juice recipe before making lemonade. It is a better alternative.

Is Our Honey and Lemon Juice Healthy?

Lemonade has been known to be a refreshing beverage and a good source of vitamin C. Although its vitamin C content is far less than orange juice, the drink still has an irresistible and irreplaceable charisma.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant possessing many beneficial properties.

For starters, vitamin C boosts your immune system by reducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a common factor in causing severe diseases like cancer, diabetes, metabolic disorders, and more.

This immune-boosting nutrient also promotes heart health by lowering cholesterol levels and easing oxidative damage on the blood vessels.

Last, but not least, vitamin C may also prevent anemia by aiding iron absorption. It is a condition derived from lack of blood cells, and iron deficiency is a common cause, according to Healthline.

Lemons are also famous for citric acid, which gives lemons their zingy tanginess, and can prevent kidney stones. One study pointed out that citric acid creates a less favorable environment for the disease’s development.

Make The Taste Better


  • 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 lemon leaves (garnish)
  • 1 tbsp thyme (4-5 fresh sprigs)


  1. Add 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 4 tbsp honey, and 1 1/2 cup water in a serving pitcher
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pour lemon juice into serving glasses. Garnish with lemon leaves and thyme to serve.

How Long Can You Keep It?

In our experience, lemonade stays edible within 24 hours or longer. Even better, it rarely turns dark when left for too long.

Make sure to do the following to store your drink properly:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before juicing to eliminate any present bacteria, which might spoil your drink. Make sure to clean the glass/cup/container to hold the drink, too.
  • Using an airtight container can reduce exposure of the juice to air. This reduces the chance of airborne bacteria getting to your juice.
  • If you use a glass or cup, cover it with cling wrap and allow the wrap to touch the juice. This removes the air in the glass/cup and hence, reduces the chance of bacterial contamination.
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About the Author: Sasha Bayat, RD, LDN

Registered dietitian Sasha Bayat, RD, LDN.Sasha’s advice for easy, nutritious meals is to keep staple items that are shelf stable in your pantry and to practice having half a plate of vegetables, a quarter of protein, and a quarter of complex carbohydrates. She advises not to shy away from bagged, canned, or frozen foods, as they can still offer just as many nutrients!

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