What better way to enjoy the return of the heat but with a refreshing drink that can also clear your skin and heal your gut ?!! Yes, you read that right! This drink is definitely more of a health elixir than your typical summer cocktail. As a matter of fact, this potion does not contain any alcohol nor any added sugars. So, you can enjoy it totally guilt-free! This Summer Ginger Tonic Drink was inspired by a few of my favourite healing ingredients and by a desire to have my own healthy mocktail to sip on this Summer. Plus, drinking this magic elixir on a daily basis can really do wonders for your skin and digestion! Trust me, once you try this Summer Ginger Tonic, it will easily become your new favourite drink!
When I first created this drink, I had three criteria in mind: refreshing, sparking and a little spicy. Given the many health benefits of ginger and cinnamon, I knew that these two ingredients would definitely make it into this recipe. Cinnamon is a great anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulator. While ginger is an amazing digestive aid. These two are a match made in heaven!
But to add even more of a digestive boost to this drink, I decided to play with raw and unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).
Unfortunately, ACV doesn’t make many fans due its strong acidic taste and smell. However, in this recipe, I guarantee you that it will not be an issue at all. In fact, you won’t even notice it. This drink taste like a sparkling ginger lemonade. And, just to refresh your memory, here is a quick reminder of why drinking ACV daily is so beneficial for your health:
It is excellent to regulate your appetite naturally, balance your skin’s pH, boost your immune system with its antioxidants content and to help promote healthy digestion and clear skin. Drinking 1 tablespoon of ACV (diluted with water) every day will have a positive impact on the health of your body and skin. So, why not try it out with this drink?
What you’ll need for this:
Ingredients (for 1 glass):
- 3 oz of water
- 5 oz of sparkling water (make sure there is no added/artificial sweeteners in it!)
- 1 Tbsp of ACV
- 1 Thumb – size ginger piece (grated)
- The juice of 1 orange
- The juice of 1/2 lime
- The juice of 1/2 lemon
- Dash of cinnamon
- Optional: if you like it sweet, feel free to add 1 tsp of raw honey OR 2 drops of stevia.
Place of all of the ingredients into a glass, mix them all together and enjoy it with a couple of ice cubes or not.