Last week, I was a dessert-making fiend, churning out pies and cobblers more quickly than any household of two could consume them, and then giving them away to friends. But life has a funny way of telling you to slow down, and so it did, by way of a week-long neck kink that refused to go away and rendered me essentially useless.
I’m seeing a chiropractor now and things are starting to look up (by which I mean that I am now literally able to look upwards, har har), but at the time, I was on the hunt for something to soothe my throat and aching muscles. In the winter, I’m usually drinking Green Kitchen Stories’ turmeric and honey tea, but it is summer after all, so I decided to make an icy lemonade version.
I decided to do away with the usual ginger notes in the drink, in order to let the turmeric flavour really shine. If you’ve never tried it on its on before, it has a lovely astringency to it, and a slightly floral quality too. And I cut the lemonade with a couple fresh-squeezed oranges to lessen the acidity, and give it a hint of natural sweetness before adding the turmeric honey syrup.
This honey turmeric lemonade can be made with either still or sparkling water, depending on your preference. And later in the day, if you grow tired of feeling virtuous, I suspect it would pair quite nicely with a touch of vodka.