It seems like flu season lasted longer than ever this year. Whenever I find myself with an itchy throat or stuffy nose, I know it’s time to break out the Aaché.

What’s that, you ask? It’s a tea-tonic that Mike and I have come to depend on over the years, filled with all sorts of natural, immunity-boosting goodness.

Since we are exploring the theme of Wellness this month, I thought it would be fitting to invite you into our kitchen and share our not-so-secret recipe for it.

How To Make Aaché:

Throw the following into a blender…

- One small clove of garlic (peeled)
- One peeled piece of fresh turmeric, about the same size as the garlic clove (one small teaspoon turmeric powder can work as an alternative)
- One peeled piece of fresh ginger, about double that size
- One heavy-handed shake of red cayenne pepper
- A quick shake of black pepper
- Fresh-squeezed juice from half a lemon
- A heaping teaspoon of (preferably local) honey
- 5 oz of hot water

Blend until liquified (or if you don’t have a blender, hand-chop the garlic, turmeric and ginger into a puree and stir it briskly with the other ingredients).

The final result should be cloudy. Give it a good stir before drinking to make sure that too much isn't settled at the bottom of your glass.

Drink twice a day or until you feel even better than you did before you got sick.

Bottoms up!🍹

Dave Radparvar
Co-Founder, Holstee

P.S. Friends often ask where the name “Aaché” came from. As mystical and exotic as it might sound, we actually made it up 😆. The name is inspired by the sound you make when clearing your throat after that last, heavily concentrated sip. Try it and you’ll see exactly what we mean ;-).

P.P.S. Wellness comes in many forms — and physical health is just one component. Explore our Wellness Guide where we explore the six dimensions defined by the National Wellness Center.

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