Winter Wonder Tonic

BY : PUBLISHED : January 25th, 2016 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Winter is upon us and all this snow shoveling just begs for hot comforting beverages. This tonic is a favorite in my house. Loaded with Vitamin C, the Winter Wonder Tonic is a tart citrus drink that will you right up. It is very tart so it is best served with some kind of sweetener. Honey is my preferred sweetener but if you are a strict Vegan then Agave syrup will work just as well. This recipe makes 12 cups. Once the first 6 cups have been consumed you can add more water and get the full amount. Enjoy!

Winter Wonder Tonic

Justin Lewis
Winter is upon us and all this snow shoveling just begs for hot comforting beverages. This tonic is a favorite in my house. Loaded with Vitamin C, the Winter Wonder Tonic is a tart citrus drink that will warm you right up.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 11 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh Ginger
  • 4-5 Cardamom pods
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppercorn
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 6 cups of Water
  • Your choice of sweetener

Instructions
 

  • Slice orange and lemon. Crush the Cardomom pods. Remove outer skin of Ginger and chop it.
  • Combine all ingredients to a pot and bring to boil. Once it boils, cover the pot and reduce heat. Let it simmer until the citris fruit have softened.
  • Serve with your choice of sweetener.

Nutrition

Calories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword citrus, lemon tonic water, vegan, vegan tonic
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About Justin Lewis

Hi, I'm Justin. I've been a vegetarian for 28 years. When I'm not cooking up great meals in my kitchen, I spend my time building websites or writing on my blog.

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