Ginger-Turmeric Tonic

A warming elixir to soothe even the chilliest of souls. Ginger, orange, and lemon bubble away with turmeric, cayenne, honey, and apple cider vinegar. Blend, then strain, and you have a tonic. To serve, simply dilute with warm water. Sort of like tea, but make it magic.


Ginger-Turmeric Tonic

3 inches fresh ginger, peeled and grated
zest of one orange
3 cups filtered water
juice of one whole lemon
1 tsp dried turmeric
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Combine ginger and orange zest in a large saucepan and cover with water. Turn heat to high. Add lemon juice, turmeric, and cayenne. Bring to a boil, then immediately to reduce to simmer, 5 minutes. Add honey, stirring in to dissolve completely. Stir in apple cider vinegar. Use a handheld blender to blend the ingredients together, then strain. When ready to serve, dilute with warm water, to taste. To store, cover tonic and refrigerate up to three days.

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