Cranberry and Ginger Tonic Recipe

by Melissa Chichester

Turkey, ham, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, sweet potato casserole loaded with marshmallows, cookies, pastries, and mashed potatoes: Sound familiar?

Some of our favorite holidays during this time of year are synonymous with these foods, not to mention all of the traveling some of us also endure.

Enter ginger: the herb that supports digestive health and helps alleviate the occasional motion sickness that one may experience during long plane or car rides.* Combined with zesty cayenne pepper, sweet orange juice, and cranberry juice, this tonic is a great way to get started in the morning.


  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup water (warm or cold)
  • A dash of cayenne pepper


Mix all ingredients in a glass or jar. Drink before eating breakfast in the morning.

Makes 1 serving. Double or triple the recipe and store in the refrigerator to make a batch that will last for a few days.