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Start your day with this strong turmeric ginger shot

16 Apr 2020

Turmeric Ginger Shot Recipe

Turmeric has been considered a very potent food medicine in different traditional cultures. Modern medicine research shows that Curcumin, the active compound that makes turmeric so potent, has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcumin also has powerful antioxidant properties. It can provide the body with antioxidants and also boost the body’s own antioxidant activity. This can help to strengthen the immune system, which may also help to fight infections. Don’t skip the black peppercorn, it will enhance the curcumin absorption.

This recipe has been a favourite at our sister brand Fivelements Habitat, created by chef Arnaud Hauchon.



  • 200 g fresh ginger roots

  • 45 g fresh turmeric roots.

  • 1 litre filtered water

  • 5-7 black peppercorns, crushed

  • 60g raw honey or Manuka honey.

  • juice from 2 lemons.



  • Grate the turmeric and ginger (wear plastic gloves, otherwise your hands and nails will turn yellow!)

  • Warm up the water to a temperature of around 50-55°C (and no more than 60°C) Add the turmeric, ginger and black pepper and leave to steep for 20-30 minutes. 

  • Remove from pan and leave to cool down for 20-30 minutes, or when the water is lukewarm.

  • Add the lemon and honey and stir until the honey's dissolved. Set aside to cool.

  • Once cooled, funnel the mixture into a bottle with a lid and keep it in the fridge, where it will stay fresh to around 2-3 weeks.

  • Drink a shot of this in the morning - about 40 ml / 3 tbsp a shot!