Drinks Editor Jim Meehan modeled this mocktail after one of his favorite juices at Portland Juice Co. It's a refreshing blend of lemon, ginger, honey and ground turmeric. Meehan adds milk thistle tincture to the mix, which is said to aid in liver function. Find it online and at drugstores/health-food stores. But if you don't use it, the drink will still taste just as uplifting and still packs plenty of health-boosting ingredients.
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Recipe from Jim Meehan, Tasting Table Drinks Editor
Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes
1½ ounces fresh lemon juice
1 ounce raw honey syrup (2 parts raw honey to 1 part hot water; boiled until honey dissolves, then chilled)
¾ ounce fresh extracted ginger juice
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
5 drops Herb Pharm milk thistle tincture
Pinch cayenne, for garnish
Pinch saffron, for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, add the lemon juice, honey syrup, ginger juice, turmeric and milk thistle tincture. Shake and fine strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a pinch of cayenne and saffron and serve.