I found this recipe from To The Outskirts, where she has a wonderfully photographed tutorial. This is very good for colds, and I actually enjoy the taste, but some might find it too spicy You might want to add additional lemon and honey, especially for children. I also add some tea to it -Constant Comment is good with this..
3 ½ cups water
1 inch fresh ginger (sliced thin)
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1-2 Tbs. whole cloves
Juice from 1 whole medium lemon
3-4 Tbs honey
Add water, ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 min. Strain. Add lemon and honey. We usually drink while warm but it can also be sipped throughout the day warming as needed.