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Special Drink


As so many of my friends are unwell with various winter ailments, I thought I’d post this lovely warming, soothing and healing drink that my daughters call Special Drink!


Rather unusually for me these are in imperial measures, but that’s how I was given the recipe many years ago by a friend in Bristol.

1 pint water

1 tsp coriander seeds

1″ piece of cinnamon stick

1″ piece of root ginger, sliced

4 cloves

about 1/4 a lemon

Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.

When it’s cooled to your ideal drinking temperature, add honey to taste.

When we have this I usually increase the quantities (mostly triple) and keep what’s not needed immediately in a flask.

And for those of you who are as fit as a fiddle, don’t worry, you can still enjoy this as it’s a great winter warmer after being out in the cold, or a comfort drink for those moments when that’s just what you need!