Immune Boost: Ginger and Lemon Detox

Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and immune-boosting properties to help guard against bacteria, your body will love this Ginger and Lemon Detox as much as your taste buds.

It’s bright and citrusy with a heavily gingered scent balanced with the natural sweetness of honey.

Pukka Three Ginger tea combines organic ginger, galangal and golden turmeric to create a sweet and warming spice.  The tea provides the depth of flavor that is accentuated with the heat of the fresh grated ginger.

For those who like their convalescence classy: this mocktail is for you.

Serves 1
Preparation time: 30 mins (including cooling time)


  • 4 oz. (120 ml) Pukka Three Ginger tea (cooled)
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. ½ large lemon)
  • ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) honey
  • ½ tsp. (1.25 ml) freshly grated ginger (approx. 1 inch of ginger root)
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) soda water
  • Ice
  • Slice of lemon and spiral of lemon peel to garnish (optional)


  • 2 mugs or heat-resistant small bowls
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Citrus juicer
  • Fine microplane grater or zester
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Double Rocks glass


  1. First, make the ginger tea.
  2. Steep the tea bag for 15 minutes in a 4 oz. of just-boiled water.  
  3. Add the honey and stir until it has dissolved.
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Next, assemble the mocktail.
  6. In the Double Rocks glass, add the honeyed tea, lemon juice, and grated ginger.
  7. Fill the glass with ice and top with the soda water.
  8. Use a cocktail spoon to gently mix the ingredients.
  9. Garnish with a slice of lemon and lemon peel spiral.

Tip:  Use a fine microplane grater or zester for the fresh ginger to avoid coarse pieces of the root making their way into the final mocktail.

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Ginger and Lemon Detox FAQ

Can I substitute the Pukka Three Ginger tea for something else?
Yes.  If you cannot source the Pukka Three Ginger tea, you can replace it with another brand of ginger tea.  Alternatively, you could use honey and lemon, chai, or another spiced tea too.

Can I use ground ginger instead of freshly grated ginger?
Yes, you can use ground ginger but the flavor will not be as intense as freshly grated ginger root.  Start with a ¼ teaspoon and adjust to your taste.

Can I use a different type of sweetener instead of honey?
Yes, you can use alternative sweeteners such as agave syrup, maple syrup, or simple syrup instead of honey.

What type of soda water should I use?
It is recommended that you use plain soda water for this recipe.  Flavored soda water can add an artificial flavor to the mocktail leaving it tasting less fresh and zesty.

Can I make a larger batch of this mocktail for a party?
Yes, you can easily scale up the ingredients in this recipe to make a larger batch.  The mocktail can be mixed and served in a pitcher or punch bowl garnishes with slices of lemon.

Can I prepare the honeyed tea in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the honeyed tea ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.  When you are ready to serve, simply add the chilled honeyed tea to the glass with the rest of the ingredients.  Then, top with ice and soda water before garnishing with the lemon.

Is this mocktail suitable for vegans?
No.  To make this recipe vegan-friendly, you’ll need to use a plant-based sweetener such as agave syrup or maple syrup instead of honey.

Can I add other ingredients or customize this mocktail?
Absolutely.  You can experiment with different ingredients to personalize the mocktail as you like.  Try adding mint leaves, a splash of cranberry juice, or even a dash of ginger ale or ginger beer for a twist on the original recipe.

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