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Immune Boosting Orange Ginger Elixir

This immune-boosting orange ginger elixir is exactly what you need to keep the cold and flu at bay. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, it's perfect for the winter months.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Immune boosting elixir, orange ginger drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 98kcal
Author Salted Mint

Ingredients

  • zest of 2 oranges and juice of 8 oranges you need 2 cups of juice
  • 2 inch piece of ginger chopped
  • 1 lemongrass stalk bruised
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • makes 2 × 2 cup bottles

Instructions

  • Juice the oranges and measure out 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Chop the ginger and bruise the lemongrass with the back of a knife.
  • Put the water, orange zest, ginger, lemongrass and sugar in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Simmer, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and the ginger and lemongrass has infused for at least 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the orange juice and then bring back to a simmer for 2 more minutes. Take off the heat once again.
  • Skim off any scum from the surface, strain through a fine-mesh sieve, then pour into warm, dry sterilised bottles and seal.
  • Keeps unopened for up to 4 months. Once opened, keep in the fridge and use within 4–6 weeks.