“This tonic is a brilliant booster for everyday health and a must-have remedy to use during flu season,” says chef, forager and food writer Rachel de Thample.
“The ginger helps to calm inflammation and create internal heat. The cayenne acts to boost circulation and horseradish is a decongestant, while garlic and onion help with overall immunity.
“Opt for fresh, organic ingredients to maximise benefits, and if one of them is unavailable, simply double up on one of the other ingredients if you like.”
- Garlic 2 tbsp, chopped
- Onion 2 tbsp, chopped
- fresh ginger 2 tbsp, grated
- Horseradish root 2 tbsp, grated
- Cayenne peppers 2 tbsp, chopped
- Raw apple cider vinegar 350ml
How to sterilise jars
Wash jars and bottles in very hot, soapy water. Dry with a clean cloth then place in an oven, without the lids, at 100ºC/Gas ¼ for 10 minutes. Bottling and sealing drinks while the liquid and container are still hot increases shelf life and decreases risk of spoilage.
Tonics & Teas by Rachel de Thample is published by Kyle Books, priced £9.99. Photography by Ali Allen.