Introduction: Amber Glow

This easily made tonic is a favorite of mine. Amber glow works great as a digestive aid and a great pick me up. If used on a daily basis, this home remedy improves digestion and counters fatigue/increases energy. I recommend one to two 8 ounces glasses a day.

Step 1: Ingredients

1.Honey

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

3.Water

4.Ground Cinnamon

5. Ground Ginger

Step 2: Combining the Ingredients

Start with adding a few ounces of water to a glass, there is no need to be precise. Then add a small amount of apple cider vinegar (1-2 tablespoons) into the water. Afterwards, add the desired amount of honey (I usually put around 2 tablespoons). The acidity from the apple cider vinegar will help dissolve the honey into the mixture. Then add 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/8 ground ginger. Stir vigorously until the honey is completely dissolved and the spices are mixed in. Finish by adding around 5 more ounces of water.

Step 3: Enjoy

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Comments

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jre384 (author)2015-06-05

Another thing I meant to mention is that ACV is acidic and can harm the enamel on your teeth so if you drink this regularly, use a straw. Also in winter use warm (not hot water for a more warming drink).

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jre384 (author)2015-06-05

I use a 500ml bottle of ACV, when it is half empty I fill it up with honey poured straight from the jar very carefully (you can use a funnel if you don't have a steady hand). I then shake it up to mix and then use it like squash. I don't refrigerate it and it keeps for several weeks (Depending on the quality of the ingredients you may get a residue at the bottom of the bottle if it is undisturbed for some time). The spices can be added or not as required and taste can be easily adjusted.

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TDWay (author)2015-03-07

Back in the day my Grandmother would fix my Grandfather and I a pitcher of "switchel" by the glass I would combine 2Tbs Apple cider viniger 2-3 Tbs honey add water mix well and add ice, it adds in replacing electrolytes and quenching thirst after a day of yard work

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DanielJS7 (author)TDWay2015-03-07

very cool....I like the name too. Its seems like this was a popular homemade drink back in day........time to bring it back!!

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gecko_girl3 (author)2015-03-06

Great recipe! You might want to make sure to use raw honey as cooked honey has no, to very little, health benefits. :)

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clewis21 (author)2015-03-05

Thanks for the recipe!

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The Green Gentleman (author)2015-03-04

I'm gonna make this tonight! Yay!

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Catley (author)2015-03-03

Decades and decades ago, I read a book that impressed itself on my memory, called Vermont Country Medicine. It was mainly about the benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey. I don't remember the proportions or anything, so it was interesting to see this instbl., esp. with the addition of ginger and cinnamon. I have often seen ginger in some form (usually the root itself, often used in Japanese and Chinese cooking) recommended for the digestion, and someone once wrote in to a certain cancer forum I am on, saying that 1/2 tsp per day of cinnamon helped bring down his blood pressure, so this all sounds good.

Going to try it. Thanks!

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DanielJS7 (author)Catley2015-03-03

I hope it brings you good health.

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Bonzadog (author)2015-03-03

Ground Ginger or cinnamon doesn't have hardly any therapeuticproperties. I have a very similar drink using real ginger root boiled in water. A 1 Cardamon seed is very optional extra. Just a suggestion.

BD

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DanielJS7 (author)Bonzadog2015-03-03

Thanks for the suggestion, I've wanted to try this variation as well.... When I was at my local health store, I noticed they have ginger juice and was thinking that could work as well.

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gregr (author)DanielJS72015-03-03

Ginger does help relieve nausea!

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fusion (author)2015-03-03

What is the shelf life? I tend to make things in batches

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CheeseMcGee (author)fusion2015-03-03

I would think that maybe the only issue would be prolonged potency, but all of those ingredients will last forever apart, so combined, I don't see any reason why it would spoil.

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DanielJS7 (author)fusion2015-03-03

to be honest I'm not sure, maybe we can get a second opinion. My feeling is it will keep for a while in the refrigerator.

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fixfireleo (author)2015-03-03

what could you substitute for the ginger? wonder if this would work with tea instead of water....

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seamster (author)2015-02-28

Hey, nice! My parents actually drink a concoction like this everyday. They're both in their 80s so perhaps there's somethig to it!

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drusilla (author)seamster2015-03-03

My great grandparents never drank anything like this and they lived until their late 90s, so perhaps there is something to not drinking it too. ;)

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DanielJS7 (author)seamster2015-02-28

very cool! thanks for the comment.

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dmadam (author)2015-03-03

This is great but it should also be noted that only raw apple cider vinegar (with the "mother" will give you the most vinegar benefit such as the Braggs you pictured.

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verbatin01 (author)2015-03-01

whoah! I am more relieved than you can imagine. I had this bad feeling that this was a urine therapy instructable.

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IkilledKenny (author)verbatin012015-03-03

LMAO, I did too. I looked to see if Gary Busey wrote this instble

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GCLumpkin (author)2015-03-03

I'm wondering if it can be made in a larger batch, maybe 1/2 gallon or so and kept in the refrigerator.

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kcarter2 (author)2015-03-03

Love Bragg's AVC! Will have to try this.

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imthemaker (author)2015-03-01

I tried this and now I am feeling violently ill. I think you recommend too much apple cider vinegar as if you have it in such a large quantity you can get sick. Other than that, pretty decent.

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Chateepatee (author)imthemaker2015-03-03

Your liver might be jammed up... Check out detox for it.

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DanielJS7 (author)imthemaker2015-03-01

Sorry you felt ill.....Remember, and this goes for all the readers, if the apple cider vinegar is too strong add less next time or you can always dilute amber glow with more water to your liking. It should have a pleasant taste. Thanks

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Chateepatee (author)2015-03-03

Glad to see this posted in places other than "crunchy" organic health sites...BRAGGS Organic Cider Vinegar is awesome! That said- I drink it for general health & for my seasonal allergies- it kills off the nasty mucus dead on.
Take it easy at first- & rinse your mouth if it irritates your teeth. Great post tho!

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abuhafss (author)2015-03-03

I have tried something similar i.e. honey, ginger and lemon juice.

Very effective for digestion/weight loss.

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XxelectricmanxX (author)2015-02-28

I've never heard of this before, but this tastes great, good job.

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Thanks for the positive feedback! stick with it, and you'll be happy with the results!

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Heathery (author)2015-03-01

I myself have been drinking an apple cider vinegar drink similar in recipe for over a year now.
I live with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and digestive pain due to gall bladder removal. This drink twice a day has been a big help! Cleans out my system, gives me energy, lessened my joint pain, and best of helped me lose weight! It's an acquired, taste but you can sweeten it to your taste. I suggest using only Braggs ACV, and organic honey from your local area.
Hope this helps!

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aptech (author)2015-02-28

Hey! This tastes really great! Thanks for the instructable.

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