5 cups water
honey (or agave or sweetener of choice for strict vegans)
a few sprigs of mint
combine: the zest of one lemon and one orange (one lime optional too) with 5 cups of water to one pot. slice up ginger and add to pot. For an extra kick (really good to fight the sickness) grate one inch piece of ginger and also add to pot. Add juice of one lemon and one orange (one lime optional) to the pot. Add a few sprigs of mint.. and if you feel really crazy, add the leftover lemon and orange peel too. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Ladle and strain into a mug. Mix in a few teaspoons of honey and add a few mint leaves.
Makes about 3 to 4 servings. Serve hot. Reheat as necessary. Feel better and enjoy.