Hot Lemon and Ginger Coke

In this rainy weather, Bryan was a bit sick. In Hong Kong, people believe a cup of hot lemon and ginger coke would alleviate cold and flu symptoms. But, some people believe that this hot drink is invented by a Hong Kong cafe owner. The owner saw the slow selling of coke during winter time, so he invented hot coke drink and claimed it is a remedy for cold and flu. This helped with the selling rapidly. Even though hot lemon and ginger coke may not be a remedy, a cup of hot drink is comforting when sick.

Hot Lemon and Ginger Coke

1 serving


–   1 can Coca Cola

–   3 ginger slices

–   3 lemon slices


  1. Beat the ginger slices slightly with a knife to release the flavor.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, pour in the coke and put in the ginger slices. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat.
  3. Sift the hot coke into a serving cup. Put the lemon slices into the drink. Serve immediately.

1 thought on “Hot Lemon and Ginger Coke

  1. Well, cola drinks – including Coca-cola, Pepsi, and even Dr. Pepper – were originally sold as tonics in drugstores.

    Also, coke as a remedy to what ails you is not that different from ginger ale which hospitals still give out to patients.

    Whatever works! For me it’s iced tea that always soothes an upset stomach.

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