This morning I woke up feeling like absolute death – blocked nose, scratchy throat and phlegm’d up to my eyeballs (sorry!). Deciding to take the matters into my own hands and show it who’s boss, I made up a fiery concoction that will help de-congest, clear your sinuses and help you feel a little less rubbish on those long February days when work, kids and your immune system have got the better of you.
To make, you’ll need:
- 500ml water
- Thumb size piece of ginger, grated
- A pinch of chilli flakes
- A crack of black pepper
- 2 Tbs agave nectar
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Zest & juice of 1 lemon
- Handful of coriander leaves
- 2 shots of vodka ( I used ABSOLUT CITRON – because, you know, Scandi!)
The recipe could not be simpler. It’s exactly the kick you need when all you want to do is hide under the duvet and hypnotise yourself with films all day (just me?).
Start by putting the water on the hob, on a medium heat until it starts to simmer. Then, add the agave and stir. When it’s dissolved, add the grated ginger, black pepper, cayenne and chilli flakes. Next add the lemon juice & zest and give it a stir (the heat from the chilli should already begin to tingle your nose). Simmer for 8 minutes. Then, add in the coriander leaves and simmer for a further 2 minutes. Take off the heat and strain into your mug/glass of choice. Leave to cool a few minutes, then add in the vodka. With a final stir of a spoon, it should be done.
Easy and you should be feeling less bunged up in no time!
I’d recommend you sip it though, as it will blow your head off!
Enjoy & Get well soon x