4 c water
1 c honey
1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 lemon, sliced
Bring water, honey, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon to a boil in a
medium saucepan. For best flavor use stainless steel or non-metallic
pan. Stir until honey is dissolved; the heaviness at the bottom
of the pan should disappear. Use a wooden spoon to skim of the
film that rises to the top until the surface is clear. Add the
lemon and orange slices, squeezing as they are placed in the water.
Cool completely; strain. Pour into bottle Store in the refrigerator.
VARIATION: Substitute 1 cup of 1 of the following for the lemon:
raspberries, strawberries, apple, peaches, or pears.