This drink is fierce and will make you feel like an instant boss. Fellow kombucha/ACV lovers, here we go….
First things first – do you like how my favorite jar to use for this is so big that it doesn’t fit under the juicer? Ha. Large and in charge (aka 20oz). ↓↓
I.love.this.drink. It’s strong and spicy to the ultimate max, carbonated (hence the “sparkler” in the title), makes you feel awesome, and helloooo benefits. The only real down side is cleaning the juicer. 😉
Here’s what we’re working with:
- Turmeric + ginger = anti-inflammatory and other amaze benefits
- Apple cider vinegar = every benefit ever known
- Black pepper = activates the turmeric benefits
- Cayenne = fires up digestion
Measuring – Not that important. This is an especially great drink to make if measuring annoys you. Once you figure out how much ginger, turmeric, and cayenne you personally like, just go with the “this seems like the right amount” approach for each ingredient. I rarely measure anything except for the apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp errrry time). If strong and spicy aren’t your jam, adjust the ingredient amounts and/or add a little bit of honey to sweeten it up.
Drink it through a straw – 100% not necessary but this is so much easier to drink through a straw (because of the ice). I brought a jar of this to work today *sans straw* and ice hit my face during every sip. If you want some money straws I especially like these stainless steel beauties, but now apparently need (#need) these silicone straws since Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential raved about them.
Fresh vs. Ground Turmeric and Ginger – I basically just started using fresh turmeric in place of ground. Unexpected game changer. For some reason my brain forgot fresh was even an option?? Curious. It might just be me who’s late to this freshness party, but I highly recommend using fresh vs. ground for both the turmeric and the ginger (if you’re not already….and if you have a juicer). Having said that, I’m curious to know what this recipe would be like using ground instead (ie – is it still good??). I’d love to hear about it if you whip one up!
In case a visual is helpful, this is the amount of fresh ginger and turmeric that I generally use:
Other turmeric tonic recipes (these from from celeb chefs) – If you’re looking for other turmeric recipes or just want some fun reading, this ginger-turmeric juice and this restorative turmeric tonic look pretty amazing.
Okay it’s Fiery Turmeric Sparkler time. Lezdothis.
Fiery Turmeric Tonic
- ~1 heaping tbsp fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped into pieces to fit your juicer
- ~1 heaping tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into pieces to fit your juicer
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Pinch of black pepper
- ~1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 12oz sparkling water (a can of LaCroix works great)
- Ice, ice, ice
- Fill a 20oz mason jar with ice. A ton of ice (see pic #2 of this post). The extra coldness makes a big difference in the deliciousness game.
- Juice your turmeric and ginger into the mason jar, followed by the sparkling water. I run the sparkling water right through the juicer.
- Next up add the ACV to to the mason jar concoction (not through the juicer), along with the black pepper and cayenne.
- Stir it all up, adjust so that it’s your version of perfect, grab your straw, and you’re set.