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‘Tis the season for colds and flu. Thanks to this tasty tonic from the NYT I’m feeling much better today.

Turmeric and Ginger Tonic

2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Pinch sea salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
3 cups water
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh citrus juice (oranges such as cara cara, mandarin, blood etc…)

1. Place the turmeric and ginger, grated on a microplane, in a heat-proof bowl with the sea salt and cayenne pepper.

2. Bring the water to a boil, and pour it over the turmeric and ginger mixture. Let steep for 30 minutes and then strain.

3. Stir in the honey and lemon and orange juices.

4. Chill before serving.

Makes 4 servings

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