When I lived in Dublin in college my host-mom always made this when anyone had even a hint of a cough or tickle in their throat. The only difference is she made it with a shot of whiskey. And not that I’m opposed to that addition, but I’m pretty sure pediatricians frown on giving booze to toddlers, which is when I started making my lemon honey tea on a regular basis. Plus, why would you waste good whiskey on a kid, right? Anyways, this is my first line defense when anyone comes down with a sniffle, a slightly swollen throat or just needs a warm mug of pure love.