An orange drink in a mason jar and glasses surrounded by sliced oranges.
Photography, Jocelynne Flor

Flu-Fighter Citrus and Ginger Shot

Citrus, ginger and turmeric deliver a boost of Vitamin C.

Canadian holistic nutritionist Meredith Youngson makes superfood-filled drink mixes at Lake & Oak Tea Co. Her first cookbook, Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness is a volume of elixirs loaded with adaptogens, superfoods and herbs – all tailored to promote health and wellness while tasting and looking beautiful.

This recipe for a Flu-Fighter Shot will come in handy during flu season. “Freshly squeezed orange juice is kicked up with ginger and turmeric for antioxidants and immunity-revving power,” she writes. “Serve straight-up or dilute with sparkling water for a golden mocktail.”

An orange drink in a mason jar and glasses surrounded by sliced oranges.

Flu-Fighter Wellness Shots

Meredith Youngson's booster shots deliver a citrus-packed punch of Vitamin C.
Servings 2 shots


  • juice of 1 large orange
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • To a glass jar with a lid or a shaker, add all of the ingredients. Shake well to combine.
  • Pour into a glass.


You can swap out the ground turmeric and ginger for 1 teaspoon each of freshly grated turmeric and ginger.

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Excerpted from Super Tonics: 75 AdaptogenPacked Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness by Meredith Youngson. Copyright © 2023 Meredith Youngson. Photographs by Jocelynne Flor. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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