My sparkling turmeric ginger mocktail is a riff on a family favorite recipe passed down through four generations from Nigeria to America! It's simple to make with just three ingredients in about five minutes.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my feel better tea with cayenne pepper!
This turmeric ginger mocktail recipe is inspired by my dad's immune support routine, which he learned from his grandfather who was a native doctor in Nigeria. He and his brothers make a tea with hot water and a homemade paste made of ginger, turmeric, honey, lemon, cloves, and garlic and to be honest, they rarely get sick.
I don't know about you but I'm taking all immunity superfoods I can get! Hence this turmeric ginger lemon honey tonic.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Family Friendly - This ginger based mocktail has notes of fresh citrus, sweet clove, golden honey, and of course warming ginger and turmeric. Best of all, it's simple enough that everyone can make it together and enjoy it together.
Quick & Easy - Put your ginger turmeric honey elixir together in just five minutes! It doesn't get more simple than that.
Sparkling Mocktail Vibes - The bubbles in my lemon ginger honey make this functional drink fun! You can think of it as a kind of ginger grouse mocktail.
We love easy mocktail recipes around here so make sure to check out my grapefruit mocktail with ACV, healthy mint mocktail, and this pomegranate ginger mocktail for the holidays. Oh--and don't forget my hibiscus mocktail with rosewater!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Ginger Turmeric Honey Syrup is where all the immune support, antioxidants, and inflammation fighting power lies. I make it ahead of time and keep on deck for ease.
Sparkling Water adds effervescence for ginger fizz mocktail vibes. Use whatever brand you like!
Fresh Mint adds color as well as refreshing flavor and aroma in one fell swoop. Use whatever variety of mint you like.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Mint - Feel free to muddle some mint in the cocktail to release the oils for more flavor.
Water - You can use still water for the same taste without the bubbly effect.
Make it a Tea - Want to enjoy these flavors during the cold winter months? Use hot water instead of chilled sparkling water for a warm and cozy mocktail with ginger syrup.
How to Make a Lemon Ginger Honey Mocktail
Step One: Pour the infused honey syrup into a glass over ice.
Step Two: Fill with sparkling water.
Step Three: Add a sprig of fresh mint to garnish.
Pro Tip: Make this homemade healthy soda in a rocks glass for more concentrated ginger and turmeric flavor or a highball glass to dilute for more of an infused water vibe.
Making the Turmeric Ginger Honey
Roughly following my dad's immunity tea recipe, I combine water, honey, turmeric, ginger, clove, and lots of lemon juice to make the honey syrup that is the base of this mocktail. This versatile honey is full of flavor an dhealth benefits!
Full instructions are in the recipe card below with even more details in my dedicated ginger turmeric honey syrup recipe post.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't recommend making this mocktail in advance because the bubbles will fall flat. You can, however, make the turmeric ginger syrup in advance.
Cayenne pepper is a great addition for a subtle kick of heat that balances the sweet, sour, and fresh flavors.
More Healing Turmeric Recipes
I hope you and yours enjoy a round of turmeric ginger mocktails soon and very soon--cheers to your health! And sharing is caring so pin this ginger root mocktail recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Turmeric Ginger Mocktail
- 1 measuring spoon
- 1 spoon
- 1 rocks glass
- 2 tablespoon ginger turmeric honey syrup
- 8 ounces sparkling water or club soda
- fresh mint optional garnish
- Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice then add honey syrup to glass.
- Fill glass with sparkling water and gently stir to combine.
- Garnish mocktail with a stem of fresh mint, if desired.
- Add ginger, turmeric, lemon juice, clove, honey, and water to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir to combine.
- Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Liquid should be reduced, darkened, and slightly thickened. Strain out solids and cool before using.