1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1/2-inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced, or ½ teaspoon dried
Juice of ½ lemon
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Generous pinch of cayenne
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon raw honey
Place ginger and fresh turmeric (if using) in a small pan, cover with 1 ¼ cups water. Bring to a boil slowly over low heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place lemon, pepper, cayenne, salt and honey in a mug (if using dried turmeric, add it here). Strain ginger-turmeric mixture into mug. Stir and serve warm, or transfer to a jar, cover and refrigerate to enjoy later.
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