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A head on shot of a creamy orange liquid in a clear mug. A lit candle and jar of turmeric are nearby.

Sweet Fire Tonic

This sweet fire tonic is served warm and is a touch spicy. Made with ginger, cayenne, cider vinegar & turmeric. Helpful for soothing a cold or just as lovely to sip on a chilly evening.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 10 ingredients, apple cider vinegar, carrots, cayenne, coconut oil, ginger, maple syrup, orange, orange juice, pineapple, turmeric
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1



  • 1 large orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, scrubbed and chopped
  • ¼ cup diced pineapple (I used thawed frozen chunks)
  • 2-inch piece ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • maple syrup or raw honey, to taste (optional)


  • Run the orange, carrot, pineapple, and ginger through a juicer.
  • Place the juice in a small saucepan. Place the saucepan over medium-low heat, and slowly bring the juice up to the faintest simmer.
  • From here, you can either vigorously whisk in the apple cider vinegar, turmeric, cayenne, coconut oil, and sweetener OR transfer the warmed juice to an upright blender to combine with the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve the sweet fire tonic warm.


  • This recipe can be made in a high speed blender if you don’t have a juicer. Simply chop the fruit and vegetables up and place them in the blender container, add about a 1/2 cup of water (or more if necessary), blend on high for a minute, and then fine strain the juice before proceeding with the heating step.
  • If you have fresh turmeric roots around, feel free to juice a 2-inch piece of it rather than using the ground powder.
  • I go for a hearty pinch of cayenne in this because I like to feel the heat :)