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Tumeric Tonic


—Adapted from Caroline Fidanza of Little Chef, New York

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  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dried cardamom pods, crushed with a mortar and pestle
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


Servings 4
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Step 1

In a small pot over medium heat, simmer 1½ cup lemon juice cups water with cardamom and turmeric until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher.

Mix in honey, stirring to dissolve. Stir in remaining water and lemon juice. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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