Mellow Yellow

A refreshing, revitalizing nonalcoholic "cocktail" that packs a punch
33 Ratings
50% would make again
Turmeric and Ginger Juice Mocktail
Photo: Lizzie Munro/Tasting Table

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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Mellow Yellow

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.

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