Tastes: candy, pungent, bitter, bitter
The final thing you need to do if you really feel torpid is drink alcohol. Alcohol, besides the occasional few ounces of medicinal wine or spirit, dulls the thoughts by overwhelming the physique with easy sugars. On a heat day, sit with a pal, chill out, and have a glass of this shiny, spicy lemonade. Allow time for cooling the spicy syrup, and go straightforward on the ice.
1 2-inch piece recent ginger, crushed
½ tsp floor turmeric
¼ cup uncooked honey
½ cup recent lemon juice (about four lemons)
To make the syrup, boil ginger and turmeric with 1 cup water, coated, in a small saucepan, 10 minutes. (Boil longer if you need it stronger.) Take off the warmth, and cool for 3–5 minutes. Stir in honey till dissolved. Refrigerate till chilly.
Combine the ginger-turmeric syrup, recent lemon juice, and 2 cups of water. Divide amongst 4 glasses, every with a couple of cubes of ice.
Nutritional Info 74 energy per serving, zero g fats (zero g saturated), 20 g carbs,
zero g fiber, zero g protein, 2 mg sodium