Mix and match the ingredients listed to make your own perfect mug of tomato tea. I'm offering many options, so that hopefully you can make this without having to run to the store for any ingredients.
1mugful oforganic tomato juiceor veggie juice
juice of 1/4 a fresh lemon or 2 teaspoons vinegarAny vinegar is fine. I've used rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and even balsamic to make this in the past.
sriracha sauceto taste, hot sauce of your choice, or a pinch of cayenne
1pinch ofground ginger or 1/2 teaspoon mincedfresh ginger
1cloveof garlicminced or crushed, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Warm the tomato juice on the stove or in the microwave. It's even OK if it's a little bit too hot. That nice steam is good for soothing your poor nose and throat!
Add the rest of the ingredients to your mug, and stir.
Sip, and enjoy!
As you can see, this recipe is very flexible. The idea is to get an acidic, somewhat spicy mix happening, so use what's in your pantry to make that happen. I'm sure that some of you are not fans of the microwave, but if you have one, I hope you'll make an exception in this case. Give yourself a break, because (as Daniel Tiger loves to remind us), "When you're sick, rest is best."
Tomato Tea for Cold & Flu Relief from Glue & Glitter, https://www.glueandglitter.com/2017/01/02/tomato-tea-cold-flu-relief/