If you’re looking for a tasty way to give your immune system a little extra support, you might want to consider trying out some immune-boosting cocktails. These drinks are specially crafted to include ingredients that are believed to have immune-boosting properties, such as vitamin C-rich fruits, antioxidant-packed herbs, and other beneficial elements. Whether you’re someone who loves mixing up cocktails at home or just enjoys a refreshing and health-conscious drink, these cocktails offer a fun and flavorful way to give your body a little extra boost.
Immune-boosting cocktails are perfect for those who want to be proactive about their health while still enjoying a delicious beverage. These drinks are not only enjoyable but also offer the potential to provide some added nutritional benefits. So, if you’re interested in incorporating more immune-boosting ingredients into your diet in a fun and creative way, these cocktails might be just the thing for you.
Perhaps the most famous immune-boosting cocktail of all, the Hot Toddy is a comforting hot cocktail perfect for winter weather and winter colds. This classic recipe is essentially a cinnamon-infused hot lemonade spike with the brown liquor of your choice. The best brown liquor to leave in the warmth is undoubtedly whiskey.
This Immune Boosting Cocktail from Citrus Splash uses its proprietary immune-boosting citrus syrup to add a trifecta of immune-boosting vitamins and minerals to a simple vodka soda cocktail. The citrus splash syrup infuses the drink with a bright citrus flavor without added sugars or calories. This is the perfect, low-calorie happy hour cocktail.
This flavorful, immune-boosting cocktail has you create a nutrient-rich orange-turmeric syrup to mix with gin, prosecco, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, while orange has long been a vital source of vitamin C. This orange turmeric syrup gets an extra boost of anti-inflammatory and antioxidants with the addition of ginger.
This immune-boosting take on a classic vodka martini swaps vermouth for a cure-all concoction of water, lemon juice, and honey. It’s a simple recipe to make, throwing all ingredients in a shaker and serving chilled in a fancy martini glass. You can even add a packet of EmergenC if you need extra immunity protection.
This fruity gin punch cocktail is loaded with nutrient-rich citrus fruits and tropical pineapple and guava. The recipe for Immunity Boosting Citrus Gin Punch makes a pitcher’s worth of drinks to stave off a cold for the entire party. The blended guava and pineapple create a slushy texture that gets a nice fizzy finish from an entire bottle of sparkling white wine.
This beautiful, crimson-colored Elderberry Immune Cocktail mixes elderberry syrup with lemon juice and vodka in a shaker, topping it all off with a splash of ginger ale. Elderberries have long been touted as a cold or flu remedy, dating back to pre-colonial America. Their dark purple berries release immune-boosting properties and a delicious flavor when cooked into the scratch-made syrup this recipe provides
Another immune-boosting vodka martini cocktail, the Immunitini offers a sweet and spicy syrup to combine with vodka in your martini shaker. The scratch-made syrup is an immune-boosting cocktail itself, consisting of chili powder, lemon, honey, turmeric, and ginger. If that wasn’t enough, the vodka and syrup cocktail gets topped off with a splash of vitamin C-rich orange juice.
This cocktail combines gin and juice with your favorite American-style lager in a frosty pint glass. It’s a simple three-ingredient beer cocktail featuring orange juice and gin. While the thought of orange juice with beer may raise suspicions, many beer-drinking traditions involve squeezing citrus into summery beers to bring out their flavors.
Switchel is a long-established immune-boosting tonic with a foundation of apple cider vinegar and ginger. This Switchel cocktail uses scratch-made honey sage syrup as a sweetener and added immune boost. This versatile recipe lets you choose the spirit of your choice to spike an immune-boosting cocktail. The sparkling water adds a refreshing fizzy finish.
This deliciously sweet Vitamin C Cobble cocktail combines apple-flavored brandy and Manzanilla sherry with bitters and orange juice. The piece de resistance that really makes this cocktail taste like dessert is the orgeat syrup, adding an almond-extract flavor finish. This cocktail is sophisticated and complex, with various flavor layers that start sweet and end with a slightly bitter richness.
True to its name, the Main Squeeze cocktail uses freshly squeezed orange juice and orange flavored vodka topped off with soda water for an alcoholic twist on Italian soda. It’s a one-drink recipe that’s as easy as pouring all ingredients into a glass and stirring. You can easily scale this recipe up to make a pitcher for your next boozy brunch.
This low-calorie version of the classic tequila cocktail omits added sugars like simple syrup. It’s a simple, all-natural recipe combining tequila with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice for a refreshing, tart, and bitter Paloma. This recipe also gives you the option to enhance the grapefruit flavor by adding sparkling grapefruit water.
This delightfully summery margarita recipe uses fresh strawberries and lime juice to make a slushy, blended texture. Strawberries are full of antioxidants, while citrus is full of vitamin C. This strawberry upgrade adds a subtle sweetness to the classic lime, tequila, and triple sec recipe. It makes a pitcher-full of margaritas for your next Taco Tuesday.
Just as spas serve cucumber water to patrons as a soothing and refreshing beverage, this Cucumber vodka soda infuses the classic vodka, soda, and lime cocktail with cucumber juice and simple syrup. This is the ultimate summer pitcher for a hydrating and inebriating happy hour. You can reduce the simple syrup if you want to make it even healthier.
This gorgeous, orange-infused whiskey cocktail muddles orange peel with ginger juice, lemon juice, and maple syrup for a sweet, spicy, and tart foundation for the whiskey and angostura bitters. This is the perfect fall cocktail that you can garnish with mint and a few cranberries. Plus, this recipe gives you the option to make a single serving as well as a pitcher.
This Matcha mojito recipe is alcohol-free, using the same muddling method and ingredients as the classic rum cocktail while swapping rum for matcha powder. The earthy green tea powder adds a boost of antioxidants to the minty, lime-infused soda water and also turns it green. You can always add rum to make it a real cocktail.
Kumquats are the ultimate citrus fruit, with a bright, citrusy flavor and sweet, edible skin. This naturally sweet and herbal cocktail muddles whole kumquats with mint, lime juice, and agave for a delicious fruit juice that you spike with tequila. This recipe makes two servings, but you can easily scale up to make a round for your next fall happy hour party.
17 Immune Boosting Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Boost your immune system with these delicious cocktails packed with vitamins and antioxidants.