Drink Me: The McCardell Concoction

I love the feeling of being hydrated, but sometimes water needs something – or a whole list of somethings. Here is my absolute favorite concoction:

I use a 1-quart Mason jar for my glass.

Start with 2 cups water and add:

1/2 tsp turmeric*

1 Tbs honey (locally produced, raw)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper if you like heat (or more, as desired)

1 cup store bought or homemade Kombucha (RECIPE) or homemade Ginger Soda (RECIPE). Kombucha or Ginger Soda add a lovely fizz to your drink, and if you let it ferment a bit, it’ll give you a nice buzz (if you’re into that). 

Using a Mason jar makes this project very easy to shake up! Just throw a lid on first.

Add ice! This is going to make your hot summer so cool and healthy.

What’s your favorite refreshing drink recipe? Email me and let me know or post it on our Facebook page!

*I usually put a full teaspoon of turmeric, and people tell me my drink tastes like a curry. So you decide if you want to add more than 1/2 teaspoon. Turmeric has amazing health benefits that you might want to check out, including (among many other things) working as well as Ibuprofen.