This Ginger Elixir recipe is a deliciously tangy way to strengthen your immune system. Packed with antioxidants and so much goodness it will make you feel invincible!
a jar of ginger elixir surrounded by ingredients

Ginger Elixer aka Jamu (Indonesian Turmeric Ginger Drink)

I made this ginger elixir recipe because I wanted a drink that would elevate me each day. Packed with so antioxidants and nutrition I have to say this is my all-time favourite drink. A traditional Indonesian herbal drink it has grown in popularity so much over the years.

Originally this was to go in my new keto vegan cookbook. It still will, but it is so good I felt the need to share.

The Ingredients

Here is everything you need to whip up a quick batch of my delicious ginger elixir recipe. I will add some alternatives below as you may want to add more or less to the mixture.

the ingredients for a ginger elixir recipe

Fresh Turmeric Root – available in most supermarkets. Pick pieces that are firm and not soft or wrinkly.

Fresh Ginger – I use organic ginger. Remove the skin and chop before mixing.

Cayenne Powder – Add as little or as much as you like. It does add a little kick to the jamu juice.

Fresh mint – I also had fresh leaves when I mix soda water.

Lemon juice – use fresh lemon juice or fresh lime juice.

Salt flakesadds magnesium and bring out the flavor of the ginger turmeric mix.

How To Make Ginger Elixir

This recipe is simply made by blending, heating and infusing the ginger and turmeric into the water. Then adding the remaining ingredients.

However, I understand that some of you may prefer to have a raw ginger elixir. So anyway here are my hot tips for the best ginger elixirs.

Use fresh ginger and turmeric

Honestly, the flavour of these two combined is sensational! There are so many studies into the powers of these two plants packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. They are used so widely in herbal medicine, and many articles are widely available on the internet protesting their health benefits.

HOT TIP – after I have made the elixir, I keep the ginger and turmeric and reuse them in the next batch. Both ginger and turmeric can be stored in the freezer and simply thawed or grated as needed. This will reduce wastage and save money. Plus no health benefits are lost through freezing.

How To Make Raw Ginger Elixir

This is just as simple, but takes a little while longer to infuse.

Simply add the ginger and turmeric to a food processor, slow press juicer, or grate them and add them to room temperature filtered water. I recommend room-temperature water to help infuse the flavors. Leave this, covered at room temperature for a few hours or even overnight. This could also be added to a mason jar and kept at room temp for up to a week to truly infuse a stronger flavor. Add all the ingredients at once if you wish.

Either way, cooked or raw, this recipe makes an amazing ginger and turmeric elixir.

a bottle with orange liquid surrounded by lemon and mint

How to User It

Here are just a few ways to serve this delicious elixir.

  1. Straight up – neat. Serve in a half cup measure hot or cold.
  2. Over ice with coconut water or soda water.
  3. Serve a half cup measure in a large glass of soda water with fresh mint or rosemary.
  4. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar to any version. It is also enjoyed with raw honey.
  5. Mix 1 cup of elixir with 5 tablespoons of gelatin. Leave for 5 minutes to bloom before heating until all the gelatin is dissolved. Strain and pour into a gummy mould for tasty snacking keto gummies. Add some sweetener or a few drops of cinnamon extract/cinnamon Lorann oil for a bit of extra kick. I can attest to the fact that these gummies are simply AMAZING! Like a cinnamon red hot ginger flavour. So damn good!
ginger elixir gummies on a wood table

More Recipes to Try

  1. Keto Pink Drink Starbucks Copycat
  2. Keto Blueberry Almond Smoothie
  3. Bullet Proof Coffee
Keto Meal Plans & Support

RAVING NEW FAN? Subscribe to our newsletter to receive healthy low-carb recipes in our Recipe Mail. Or join our keto community via Facebook,  Instagram or see great Australian keto recipes, plus easy healthy recipes on Pinterest.

a jar of ginger elixir surrounded by ingredients.

Ginger Elixir – Jamu Juice

This Ginger Elixir recipe is a deliciously tangy way to strengthen your immune system. Packed with antioxidants and so much goodness it will make you feel invincible!
5 from 49 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 7kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 8 serves
Tap or hover over number to scale ingredients
Print Pin Save Rate

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups (4 cups) filtered water
  • 40 g (3 tbsp) fresh ginger
  • 25 g (3.5 tbsp) fresh turmeric or extra ginger
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice (30g)
  • ¼ teaspoon (¼ teaspoon) cayenne pepper
  • Pinch (Pinch) salt flakes
  • 1-2 teaspoons (1-2 teaspoons) sweetener optional

TO SERVE

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Pour water into a large saucepan over high heat.
    4 cups filtered water
  • Roughly chop ginger and turmeric and add to the water. Bring to a boil then remove the pan from the heat. Leave to cool for 20 minutes.
    40 g fresh ginger, 25 g fresh turmeric
  • Strain mixture through a nut bag or a fine sieve.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the tonic. Test and adjust sweetener or spice to personal taste.
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, Pinch salt flakes, 1-2 teaspoons sweetener, Fresh mint leaves, Ice cubes
  • Serve with fresh mint over ice.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Roughly chop ginger and turmeric and place into mixer; xhop 5 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl.
    40 g fresh ginger, 25 g fresh turmeric
  • Add water to mixer; cook 7 min/100°C/speed 2. Leave to cool for 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a nut bag or a fine sieve.
    4 cups filtered water
  • Add remaining ingredients to the tonic. Test and adjust sweetener or spice to personal taste. Serve with fresh mint over ice.
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, Pinch salt flakes, 1-2 teaspoons sweetener, Ice cubes, Fresh mint leaves

Notes

  1. Don’t throw away the solid once strained. Either pop them into the freezer and reuse for another batch or use for broths or in cooking.
  2. Serving sizes are just 125ml. Alternatively add 125ml to a large glass of ice and top up with soda water.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 3mg | Net Carbs: 1g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Share This Recipe

10 responses to “Ginger Elixir Recipe (Jamu Juice)”

  1. nancy

    5 stars
    i love jumpstarting my day with this tasty ginger shot!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Me too!

  2. Jeannie

    5 stars
    so refreshing and healthy, love the addition of extra spice from the pepper

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So good to hear you enjoy the elixir Jeannie

  3. Kaitlin

    5 stars
    Very refreshing and healthful! Thanns

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Kaitlin

  4. Clara

    5 stars
    I love this elixer. I start my day with it. I have a large jar of it in the fridge all the time.

  5. Fran

    Hey Megan how much ground turmeric do I sub for the 25g of fresh or do I use the same amount.I’ve grow and dehydrated my turmeric suppose I should of froze some too 😊

  6. Jenny

    I love ginger and will definitely try this recipe. One quick question on the gummies – will they do ok at room temp or should I keep them refrigerated?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      They would be better kept in the fridge but they can be left at room temp without softening

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating