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A Turmeric Lavender Mocktail + 3 More Healing Recipes For Dry January

Liz Moody
Contributing Food Editor By Liz Moody
Contributing Food Editor
Liz Moody is a food editor, recipe developer and green smoothie enthusiast. She received her creative writing and psychology degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Moody is the author of two cookbooks: Healthier Together and Glow Pops and the host of the Healthier Together podcast.
A Turmeric Lavender Mocktail + 3 More Healing Recipes For Dry January

Whether you're doing dry January or just trying to drink less in general, it can be such a bummer to drink water when your friends or co-workers are knocking back cocktails. We never want you to miss out on any fun, so we created four superfood, super-functional cocktails—all without a drop of alcohol. When your friends are nursing a hangover, you'll be relishing your turmeric-inspired glow or enjoy the gut-soothing benefits of your piña colada. Bottoms up!

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Lavender Bee's Knees

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass, muddle the lavender (you can use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon) until it's crumbled apart.
  2. Add turmeric, lemon, honey, and lavender, and shake or stir well, until all ingredients are combined (if using a shaker, add ice; if not, wait till the next step).
  3. Strain and serve cold (over ice if you weren't using a shaker) with a sprig of lavender for garnish.
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3-Ingredient Gut-Soothing Piña Colada

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup canned coconut milk (warmed or blended, if separated)
  • 2 cups cubed pineapple
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve with a brightly colored umbrella straw, if desired.

A Turmeric Lavender Mocktail + 3 More Healing Recipes For Dry January

Glowing Skin-Inducing Spicy Citrus Sipper

Ingredients

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon ground smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  1. At the bottom of a tall glass combine lime and orange juices, paprika, ginger, and honey, and mix with long spoon.
  2. Add seltzer and ice and mix again. Top with slice of lime.

Super-Calming Rose Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Method

  1. Boil water. Steep tea for 6 or 7 minutes (you want it to be strong) and then discard.
  2. Stir in rose water and honey and drink immediately.

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