Lemon Ginger Detox Mocktail

Lemon Ginger Detox Mocktail

How about this Summer Detox Mocktail?

Lemon Ginger Detox Mocktail

Ginger-Lemon “Detox” Mocktail 

Are we there yet? Close! You just need this perfect summer detox mocktail… so bubbly and refreshing!

Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons ginger concentrate or ginger tea, see recipes below
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice from approximately 1 lemon
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • raw honey or liquid stevia extract, to taste (see notes)
  • sparkling mineral water (see notes for tips)

Instructions

  1. Fill a pint-size Mason jar with ice.
  2. Add the ginger concentrate or ginger tea (see recipes below).
  3. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar.
  5. Pour in the sparkling water, but don’t fill your glass completely. Leave some room to add more ginger, lemon, vinegar, and/or raw honey or stevia to your taste preferences.
  6. When it’s just right, give it a good stir, and you’re done!

Recipe Notes

*Invest in a mineral-rich sparkling water, not club soda, tonic water, or seltzer water. Mineral water is going to give you the bonus of naturally occurring minerals from the source, not just water with carbon dioxide added. Don’t know the difference? This article is really helpful in deciphering the differences between all those bubbly waters out there!

*My perfect ginger lemon mocktail requires about 1/4 cup of the ginger juice concentrate, 1 whole lemon, 1 tablespoon of ACV, and 6 to 7 drops of liquid stevia.

 

Ginger Tea (without a juicer)

If you don’t have a juicer or high-powered blender, you can make ginger tea for your mocktail — which is essentially the same as making ginger root tea. You can purchase pure ginger root tea for easy steeping, but I prefer the fresh kind!

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 inch piece of ginger root washed
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice or grate the ginger root. If dicing, the pieces should be about 1/8 inch cubes.
  2. Add the ginger and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Strain the ginger out, cool, and store the ginger tea in a pint-size Mason jar in your fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

*Be aware that this ginger tea will not be as strong the ginger concentrate recipe above. I prefer the juicer method because I absolutely delight in that stronger ginger flavor.

 

Ginger Concentrate (with a juicer or high-powered blender)

Keep this “concentrate” in the fridge for up to 1 week. Yes, I know it’s diluted with water and not a concentrate, but ginger juice is STRONG, and you’re going to dilute it even more when you make the mocktail. I make up a batch of this every week so I can enjoy my perfect drink any time!

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 inch piece of ginger root washed
  • water to fill a pint-size Mason jar

Instructions

  1. Run the ginger root through your juicer.
  2. Take that bright yellow juice and pour it into a pint-size Mason jar.
  3. Fill with water. This is the “concentrate” that you can keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  4. Pull it out any time you feel like refreshing yourself with this mocktail.

Recipe Notes

*You can “juice” ginger using a Vitamix or BlendTec or Magic Bullet by blending the (peeled) ginger root and some water until it’s as smooth as possible. Then strain out the ginger fibers by pouring the mixture through fine cheesecloth or a fine strainer, catching the juice in a bowl or jar. Now combine the juice with more water to fill a pint-size jar. Click here to see this on Instagram.