This detoxifying and replenishing “hair of the dog” antioxidant-rich and liver-loving concoction provides a delicious antidote to alcohol’s toxic effects.
Why this works:
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which, among it’s many benefits, helps the liver eliminate toxins.
Lemon juice and zest are both high in the liver-cleansing antioxidant Vitamin C. Lemon juice also aids in soothing the digestive upset that usually accompanies a hangover by alkalizing alcohol’s acidic effects.
Turmeric and ginger are both potent anti-inflammatories and ginger has anti-nausea properties as well – both needed after a night of over-indulging.
Bitters of any kind have detoxifying effects and add a nice flavor layer to any beverage.
Horseradish has detoxing benefits and adds a nice and much needed eye-opening zing!
The garnish is chock-full of nutrients as well and provides protein which is key to re-balancing your tipsy blood sugar.
4-6 ounces organic tomato juice, best packaged in a bottle
A dash of your favorite hot sauce or to taste
A grind of freshly-ground black pepper
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
1 tsp fresh lemon juice or to taste
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tsp fresh or powdered turmeric
3 dashes of organic celery bitters (optional)
1 tsp horseradish or to taste
1 stalk organic celery
On a skewer, alternate the following:
3 green olives
3 organic grape tomatoes
3 grilled shrimp
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice. Garnish with celery and lemon wedge and lay skewer on top of glass. Bottoms up!! Your liver will thank you…