Instant Pot Dynamite Cold Tonic

Serves 6 Cups

Season: Winter

101 Cookbooks

"If you need to jolt a cold out of your body with brute force, you might consider starting here. This head-clearing, sniffle-blasting cold tonic is the color of Tang, with flavor like a stick of ginger dynamite."

Recipe by 101 Cookbooks.


  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons honey, or more to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 3 dried arbol chiles
  • 3- inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled, sliced 1/4-inch thick, and smashed


Combine all of the ingredients in the Instant Pot. Secure the lid, and set the pressure release to SEALING. Select MANUAL, and pressure cook on HIGH for 5 minutes. Allow to NATURAL RELEASE for up to 25 minutes (or QUICK RELEASE after 15 minutes, for slightly weaker tonic). Strain, and transfer to glass jars. Serve warm, sweetened with a bit more honey or maple syrup if needed ;). It's best hot.


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