here – it’s got a big boost of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties, cayenne for its stimulating properties (and the fact that its heat helps counteract my sore throat – no scientific evidence but it works so I keep it!) and coconut oil for antioxidants/anti-fungal/anti-viral/general radness. Feel free to add these if you want!
So to one cup of boiling water, I add a squeeze of lemon, a tablespoonful of honey, a couple of pieces of the pickled ginger with the apple cider vinegar as a base. Sometimes I leave it, sometimes I jazz it up a la the aforementioned cold and flu tonic. Tastes good, is hydrating, and doubles as an excellent hand warmer.
To pickle ginger, I slice fresh ginger very finely (a mandolin would be good – the slicer, not the musical instrument though some serenading wouldn’t go astray), and add it to a small mason jar with apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sugar (rapadura and coconut sugar are good too). To make about half a cup (which keeps for ages) I do equal amounts ginger and apple cider vinegar. Keeps in the fridge for ages, and always there when you need a boost… or a nibble.
How are you staying warm now the cooler weather is here?