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a homemade adrenal cocktail in a glass with a garnish of lemon wedge

Adrenal Cocktail

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1.25 cups 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cold Prep
  • Cuisine: American


An adrenal cocktail is a delicious beverage targeted at replenishing 3 key nutrients (sodium, potassium, vitamin C) to help restore your adrenal glands and assist in hormone management.


This recipe will walk you through:

  • how to make an adrenal cocktail
  • the ingredients & their reported benefits
  • common variations & substitutions
  • how the adrenals work & how an adrenal cocktail can support them
  • benefits of adrenal cocktails
  • side effects of adrenal cocktails
  • adrenal cocktail FAQs


  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) fresh squeezed orange juice, about 2 large oranges
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) coconut water, no sugar added
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt (these are mineral heavy salts)
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream


  1. Juice the citrus. You can do this by hand or by peeling and tossing in a blender then straining. If blending, add your salt to the blender as well.
  2. Combine the fruit juice, coconut water, coconut cream, and salt in a jar and shake to combine.
  3. This makes 2 servings, if unused, store the second serving in the refrigerator and shake well to combine before serving as the ingredients will naturally settle and separate.
  4. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days if you’d like to make a batch to last a few days.


The coconut cream (or dairy cream) is optional but it prevents a blood sugar spike, without the fat this adrenal tonic is a sugary drink– natural sugars, yes, but still sugars.

You can use bottled orange juice if needed, just check for a high quality organic orange juice with no added sugars and minimal preservatives, natural flavorings, and stabilizers.

Orange juice is the base in an adrenal cocktail but if you’re looking for additional ways to cut sugar you could use lemon or grapefruit instead.

If you’d prefer to drink this as a warm beverage, you can gently warm this on the stovetop and consume warm!