Keeping things sweet, but oh so healthy with this Fiery Golden Mango Tonic. Freshly brewed chamomile tea infused with spicy ginger and mixed with sweet mango juice, freshly squeezed lemon, plenty of antioxidant-rich turmeric, and spicy cayenne pepper. Add a splash of vodka – if you’d like, or keep this as an alcohol-free “mocktail”. Then simply top off with sparkling water for a little fizz. This fiery tonic is delicious and guaranteed to give your immune system a healthy boost…something we could all use right now!

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Switching up the average Tuesday post today and sharing a fun, but oh so healthy, drink recipe with you guys!

Typically, I like to share out drinks on Saturdays, but this drink just feels a little different, and much more fitting for today. Heck, who am I kidding, everything feels a little different these days, I mean right? How weird is it that so many us don’t have work for at least two weeks? How bizarre that schools have been completely shut down? And now, at least here, all public retail, bars, and restaurants have been ordered to close. Yes, the world is surely different right now, but I’m hoping that HBH will become your safe space. And that the recipes I share here will provide you all with at least a little comfort…and plenty of deliciousness.

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Of course.

Which brings me to this fiery golden mango tonic. I made this only a few days ago, inspired by all the craziness beginning to take place. I thought an immune-boosting drink felt very, very fitting for this week. It can be a boozy cocktail or an equally delicious “mocktail”. No matter which way you serve this up, it’s going to provide you with a much-needed health boost. Something I think we can all appreciate right now.

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Here are the details.

As with most drink recipes, this is pretty simple, but it’s also not your average tonic.

The first step is to brew a batch of chamomile tea. This is the time of year when fresh chamomile is popping up like wildflowers in our local Whole Foods. It always inspires me to incorporate freshly brewed chamomile tea into my recipes. It’s a subtle flora tea that has notes of sweet honey. It’s not overpowering in any way, so I found it to be the perfect base for this drink.

Steep the tea with fresh ginger, then simply add in honey to sweeten things up. Next, add in the ground turmeric and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir in a little vodka if you’d like this drink to go the cocktail route, then sweet mango juice, lemon, and a splash of apple cider vinegar.

Chill this mix until you are ready to serve, then pour over ice and top with sparkling water.

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Simple, easy, and so very healthy.

I know this drink sounds maybe a little too healthy, but you guys, this is honestly so GOOD. The mango pairs so well with the turmeric and ginger and its sweetness cancels out the heat from the cayenne. This fun tonic has just the right amount of spicy kick. Of course, you can always adjust the heat level by adding more or less cayenne to your taste.

You can make this fiery golden mango tonic as a large batch drink or as a small portion to serve one or two. The larger batch will keep in the fridge for up to one week, perfect if you want to sip on this throughout the week. Yes, this is a great random weekday night drink that packs a healthy punch.

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So, what are the benefits of this fiery tonic?

As you can tell from the ingredients (and even just the vibrant color), this tonic is packed with vitamin C and plenty of antioxidants. It’s perfect for warding off any oncoming signs of sickness and for keeping our immune systems strong. YES. PLEASE.

The key ingredients? Honey, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, lemon, and apple cider vinegar have all been said to help build a healthy immune system. As for the optional vodka? Well, life is all about balance…do what works best for you.

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So, yes, this is not your average Tuesday recipe, but I’m hoping you’ll find this one just as delicious, sweet, and exciting as I do.

And let’s just be real, I think our Tuesday could use a little something fun today. This is just the drink to do that – ENJOY!

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If you make this fiery golden mango tonic, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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4.55 from 22 votes

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The Recipe

Fiery Golden Mango Tonic Pitcher

Fiery and delicious and guaranteed to give your immune system a healthy boost!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 1. Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the tea, cover and steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher or glass jug.

    2. To the pitcher, add the honey, turmeric, cayenne, vodka (if using), mango juice, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar. Stir well. Taste, adding honey if needed. Chill until ready to serve.

    3. Pour over ice. Top with off with sparkling water. Enjoy!!

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4.62 from 18 votes

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

The Recipe

Fiery Golden Mango Tonic

Fiery and delicious and guaranteed to give your immune system a healthy boost!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 1. Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the tea, cover and steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine-mesh sieve into a jar.

    2. To the jar, add the honey, turmeric, cayenne, vodka (if using), mango juice, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar. Stir well. Taste, adding honey if needed. Chill until ready to serve.

    3. Pour over ice. Top with off with sparkling water. Enjoy!!

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