Cold and flu remedy

by Ed Halmagyi


  • 400ml water
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 small red chilli
  • 3cm piece ginger, finely sliced
  • 500ml orange juice
  • 150g honey
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 oranges, chopped


1 Combine the water, spices, chilli and ginger in a small saucepan and simmer until reduced by half. Pour in the juice, honey lemon zest and lemon juice, then simmer for 3 minutes, until aromatic.
2 Put the chopped orange pieces in tall glasses, then strain in the orange juice mixture. Serve warm.