I think I mentioned about a week or so ago that both D and I were suffering from a cold. Well the cold is gone, but I've been left with a dry, tickly and scratchy throat. I was getting fed up of drinking the same things: cordials, herbal teas and hot Marmite.
I looked in the kitchen cupboards nothing there, then I looked in the fridge - there was a carton of orange juice. I was going to slam the fridge doors and slump back into the sofa, when I thought to myself, if you can have mulled wine and hot cider or apple juice, then why not hot orange juice. Some orange juices can be too sharp, so for soothing sweetness I added some honey and for its medicinal properties as an expectorant, to relieve symptoms of cold, I included the evergreen, needle like herb rosemary.
Makes 2 large mugs
½ litre of orange juice with bits
1 - 2 teaspoon honey or dark brown sugar
a sprig of fresh rosemary, washed
Put all the ingredients into a pan and bring to a gentle boil, then allow to simmer on low heat for 8 - 10 minutes for the flavours to infuse. Allow to cool, before removing the sprig before pouring it into tall glasses or mugs.