Holiday Immunity Elixir


This immunity elixir is not only soothing, but also packed with ingredients that may help support your immune system during the holiday season. Adjust the sweetness and spiciness to your liking and feel free to customize it with other herbs and spices that you find beneficial for your health. It’s a perfect warm beverage to enjoy during the colder months


– 1 cup of water

– 1 cinnamon stick

– 2 slices of fresh ginger

– 2-3 cloves

– 1/2 lemon, juiced

– 1-2 tablespoons of honey (adjust to taste)

– 1-2 teaspoons of dried elderberries (optional)

– A pinch of cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

– A splash of apple cider vinegar (optional)


1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a gentle boil.

2. Add the cinnamon stick, ginger slices and cloves to the water. These spices provide a warm and comforting flavor while having potential immune-boosting properties.

3. If you have dried elderberries, add them to the pot as well. Elderberries are known for their immune-boosting benefits.

4. Let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes. This allows the flavors and properties of the spices to infuse into the water.

5. After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.

6. Stir in the freshly squeezed lemon juice. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, which can help support your immune system.

7. Add honey to the elixir to sweeten it. Honey not only adds sweetness but also offers potential antimicrobial properties.

8. If you like a little heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a warming kick. Cayenne pepper may help with circulation and overall wellness.

9. If you prefer, you can also add a splash of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is believed to have several health benefits.

10. Strain the elixir to remove the solid spices and elderberries.

11. Pour the elixir into a cup or glass and enjoy it while it’s warm.