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If you want to relax after a stressful day at work or host a brunch with your friends, these quick, healthy and citrusy cocktails hit the spot.

You don’t have to feel guilty about day drinking or chilling on the couch after a long day with a cocktail because this one is jam-packed with antioxidants and digestion-enhancing properties.

When you add ginger, orange, lime, licorice root, and mint to the mix, you boost the health benefits and yumminess of your drink.

And don’t worry, with only 4 ingredients you can whip these up in less than 10 minutes.

Here’s why these guilt-free cocktails are great for your health:

Protective Ingredients

This cocktail is based on rum, spiked with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients:

  • Pique Ginger Digestion Elixir: We’re using the Ginger Citrus blend, which contains:
      • Ginger: Ginger is a well-known digestion enhancer that has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. It contains special compounds called gingerols, which have impressive digestive and antioxidant effects.[*] Early studies show ginger may prevent alcohol-induced liver damage, so it’s a good addition to your alcoholic drinks.[*]
      • Orange peel: Citrus peels are rich in compounds called PMFs (polymethoxylated flavones), which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. PMFs also help preserve the intestinal barrier function, which may be disturbed by ethanol.[*][*][*]
      • Lemon peel: Lemon peel is also packed with protective PMFs. These compounds are highly bioavailable (easily absorbed by your cells) so their effects aren’t lost in digestion. [*]
  • Mint: Mint can protect your neuronal cells against oxidative damage.[*]  Excessive alcohol can kill neuronal cells, so mint is a powerful ally when you’re drinking.
  • Licorice root: Licorice is a common Chinese medicine herb with over 300 flavonoids, which have antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities. It also has liver-protective properties.[*]
  • Blood oranges: Blood orange juice is rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, vitamin C, and protective acids. One study found that women who drank blood orange juice increased their vitamin C consumption and had a higher DNA resistance to oxidative stress.[*]
  • Spiced Rum: The spiced version adds an extra fun layer of flavor to your cocktail.
  • Mint leaves: More fresh mint means more protection for your neurons!
  • Fresh lime juice: Lime juice not only adds a zing to your drink, it also helps keep blood pressure low.[*]

Essentially, all the ingredients in this recipe work together to protect your cells — especially your liver, digestive tract, and neurons — while you drink. Sweet.

Loaded with antioxidants and flavor, this simple ginger citrus cocktail is easy to whip up in a flash on busy mornings or nights. 

Ginger Citrus Dark and Stormy Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Servings: 2 servings
  • 16 oz water
  • 2 sachets Pique Ginger Digestion Elixir
  • 2 blood oranges (juiced)
  • 3 oz spiced rum of choice
  • mint leaves
  • fresh lime juice
  1. Mix 2 sachets of Pique Ginger Digestion Elixir into 12 oz water in a large glass or tumbler. Stir well. 

  2. Juice oranges into a glass, add rum and shake or stir well.

  3. Pour over ice and garnish with mint leaves and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. 

Pique recipe: Ginger Citrus Dark and Stormy Cocktail


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