Citrus Turmeric Tonic

Citrus Turmeric Tonic

Consider this tonic your new go-to hangover cure. Ginger calms your stomach, maple syrup gets your blood sugar back up, and turmeric reduces inflammation naturally and helps you get back on your A game.This tonic is also great for boosting your immune system if you’re feeling under the weather. If you’re hosting a new years day brunch, consider making up a double batch. Your weary guests will thank you!

By Elizabeth Palmer Califano

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Total Time: 15 minutes


2 cups cold water

1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated (or chopped)

2 limes

2 lemons

1 orange

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

1 small pinch fennel seeds (optional)

Fresh mint to serve (optional)


In a small saucepan, add the cold water, ginger, and the juice from your lemons, limes, and orange. Bring up to a boil, then turn off the heat.

Add the turmeric, pepper, maple syrup, and fennel of using, and stir. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.

Strain the liquid into a jar and discard the solids. Chill before using, or sip it warm right away.

Garnish with mint if desired.

Note: You can also top this up with sparkling water or gingerly for a fizzy twist.

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