Instant Pot Dynamite Cold Tonic


  • 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


  1. 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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 6 cups


For reference, this is the Instant Pot I used for this recipe: Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1