We’re in the height of the cold and flu season. Here’s a hot remedy concocted by a Virginia bartender, after his household came down sick. While it may not cure ya, at least it will comfort you!
¼ cup peeled ginger, sliced thin
½ cup honey
½ cinnamon stick
½ cup lemon juice
2 oz. Corsair rum
Heat 1 quart of water in a small saucepan, add ginger, and simmer for 10 minutes. Then add honey and whisk until dissolved; add cinnamon stick and lemon juice and continue simmering for 10 minutes more. Strain liquid into a thermos, discarding ginger and cinnamon. (Mixture yields about 8 drinks.) In a tempered glass, pour in rum and 4 ounces of the honey mixture. Garnish with candied ginger or a fresh cinnamon stick.