Hot Honey and Lemon Drink for the Flu

Hot Honey and Lemon Drink for the Flu

A hot honey lemon drink for the flu or Covid could be just what the doctor ordered. Honey and lemon drinks taste good and can help you feel better.

Nobody likes to be suffering with a cold or the flu. But, if you are unfortunate enough to catch it, then the good news is there is a wonderful hot honey and lemon drink for the flu you can make yourself quickly and easily, which will help you feel better.

All you need are honey and lemon to make this lemon honey drink for the flu, as well as some hot water, so while the kettle is coming to a boil, you can squeeze some fresh lemon juice.

If you don’t have any lemons then squeezy lemon juice will do at a pinch. You might also want to add some whiskey, brandy or your favorite liquor. Although this does not do much for your cold or flu it is not going to do any harm and it might make you feel sleepy enough to take a nice nap. Leave it out if you prefer not to use it of course though.

In addition to your blankets, hand sanitizer and Kleenex, this drink will help soothe you and lift your spirits.

Honey and Lemon Drinks: How They Work

So how does this drink for the flu, a cold or Covid work? Well the vapors from the drink will help to clear your nose while the honey coats and soothes a sore throat. And the taste might make you smile too, because the combo of sweet and sour is always yummy.

Getting plenty of liquids is important when you feel under the weather so there is also that. Make this easy flu drink and you will not only enjoy the flavors but you will begin to feel better in no time.


Hot Honey and Lemon Drink for the Flu

Honey and lemon juice combine with hot water to make this warm, refreshing beverage which will soothe your cold or flu. Add a splash of liquor too if you wish.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: USA (Traditional)


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Hot water, as needed
  • Splash of whiskey or brandy (optional)


  1. Put the honey in a mug.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice in there.
  3. Add a splash of whiskey or brandy if you like.
  4. Pour boiling water over the mixture.
  5. Stir until the honey is dissolved.

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