This refreshing sweet-sour beverage is your summer best friend
It serves an instant hangover cure, too!
Mar 21, 2019
With the summer sun’s impending wrath and with valuable water becoming more scarce each day, unbearable thirst, exhaustion, and even dehydration is on the horizon. Supermarket chillers offer a variety of solutions, ranging from “fresh” fruit juices to flavored fizzy drinks, yet few of these actually replenish and quench. Often, these sugary drinks just lead a person to even more thirst.
Enter Honey Lemon, which, as its name suggests, combines honey and lemon in a thirst-quenching beverage. Hailing from South Korea, the drink is made up of premium honey from the peaks of Chiak Mountain and only natural lemon juice. The result is a smooth and refreshing libation that can be drank any time of day or paired together with every meal.
Isn’t this exact ingredient combo that many diners look for post bingeing? A mug of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and a slice of lemon is a common request after a high-fat, high-calorie, high-carb meal. Honey Lemon is exactly the quick solution to this predicament. In fact, the beverage can also be consumed warm, just as Koreans do during the winter season.
Honey Lemon is a functional drink that is free from any preservatives. A sip can easily boost energy. It’s also a good source of vitamin C, which means the beverage can even protect one from possible cough and colds. Honey Lemon is also the friendly liquid one should consume after copious amounts of alcohol, since it can provide relief from hangovers. Plus, it’s caffeine-free—so no worries of tossing and turning in bed after consumption.
The Korean drink also serves as a versatile base for other beverages. For a more soothing effect, add ginger or mint as additional flavorings. Why not steep tea bags in the beverage for a more refreshing iced tea? Or add juices from other citrus fruits, like calamansi and oranges, for a more complex profile.
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