Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an old trusty pantry staple I use often. Its perfect for adding acidity to salad dressings and vegan sauces, especially if I don’t have a lemon on hand, or even giving your pooch a refreshing sponge bath -wHY do they all have to roll in death?! ACV is also a great glass and surface cleaner and a healing elixir of fermentation to enhance your personal colony of good bacteria. Today I’m sharing a refreshing springtime tonic made with four ingredients: water, fresh lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and honey. Oh, and a splash of orange juice. So technically that’s five, but four sounds better..
I’ll be honest, this is a beverage not suited for the faint of heart. It’s bold in the brightest of ways. If you don’t like it quite so acidic or sour, simply add more water to dilute or add a little extra honey to build sweetness. I always stick with two tablespoons of ACV as a general rule but you can keep the other ingredients pretty relaxed. No need to be a stickler for exactness.
This would be even more delicious with a few fresh sprigs of rosemary or basil for a herb infused tonic. What about using fresh squeezed oranges instead of lime juice? Or adding a bit of bubbly from mineral water? Make it your own, the recipe is so simple it begs for creativity.
On a side note: I’ve been spending way too much of my free time fawning over these amazing makers and curators. I see some new food props and linens to be added to my collection. Don’t forget to head on over to Pinterest to see what else I’m currently coveting.
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 10oz filtered water (or mineral water for fizz)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- Handful of ice
- In a mason jar with a lid, add all ingredients except for the ice. Secure lid and shake well to mix.
- Put ice into glasses and pour limeade into each glass. Serve chilled.
Here’s an idea for the weekend: add tequila and fizz. OHHH!