Ginger Winter Warmer

Fresh ginger has a warm, spicy-sweet flavor that can chase away even the coldest winter chill. If you like a super-strong ginger flavor, you can use a little more, or, for a milder flavor, a little less. In addition to tasting great it can even help you feel better if you have a cold or an upset stomach. By Adam Ried

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Hands-on time:
15 minutes
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Total time:
15 minutes
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Makes
2
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Small pot
Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring spoons
Measuring cup
Fine mesh strainer
Mug
Spoon

Ingredients

1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, unpeeled and chopped
2 1⁄2 cups cold water
2 teaspoons honey
2 lemon wedges (if you like)

Instructions

1. Put the ginger and water in the pot, cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. 
2. Turn the heat down to low and cook for 10 minutes.
3. Set the strainer over the mug and pour the liquid through it. Compost or throw away the ginger in the sieve. 
4. Add the honey and stir. Add the lemon, if you like, and serve.