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Viral Cortisol Cocktail Benefits and Recipe

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Cortisol cocktails are called happy juice for a reason. These drinks are perceived to give you an adrenaline rush and help reduce stress hormone aka cortisol in your body. Well, there is a little bit of exaggeration involved but cortisol cocktails do have a positive impact on your mood. Today, we will talk about viral cortisol cocktail benefits and recipes.

Cortisol Cocktail Recipe

Cortisol are stress hormone and prolonged release of these hormones can have a significantly negative impact on our emotional and physical health. Stress can cause anxiety, weight gain, lack of focus and impaired immune function in the long run.

The common cortisol cocktails can have

  • Citrus fruits like lime, lemon and oranges are loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin C is effective for immune strength and reduces cortisol levels in the body.
  • Certain Herbs like Mint, basil and Lavender have aromatic presence and calming properties. They soothe out emotionally and physically.
  • Adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha or Rhodiola rosea can help the body cope with stress and regulate cortisol levels.
  • A very common Green Tea has amino acids that promote relaxation and keep you both physically and mentally active.
  • Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps your body and reduces stress levels within your body cells.
  • Coconut water is a natural hydrating Bomb with lots of electrolytes that soothe your mind.
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Here is a viral cortisol cocktail recipe for you:


  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 8-10 oz cold green tea (unsweetened)
  • Ice cubes

How To Make Cortisol Cocktail

  1. Mix muddled mint leaves and grated ginger in a shaker.
  2. Pour lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, and honey (if using) and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes and top with cold green tea.
  4. Stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig or citrus slice and serve.
  5. Get lost in your happy thoughts!
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cortisol cocktail

Cortisol Mocktail (Happy Juice) Recipe

You can also make a cortisol mocktail if you don’t want to have an alcoholic drink. They have the same benefits as cocktails minus the adverse effects of alcohol.

For a cortisol mocktail take

  • 4 oz coconut water
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • Ice cubes

For recipe

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes and add coconut water, cranberry juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, and honey or agave syrup.
  • Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a pineapple slice or lime wedge and serve.
  • Again get lost in your happy thoughts!

Cortisol Cocktail Benefits

Cortisol cocktails are getting viral because of their magical benefits. The benefits may not be as intense as marketed but they do exist. Let’s read about all the benefits it can offer.

  • The most important marketing point of this adrenaline drink is “stress reduction”. The ingredients are all-natural and known to regulate your hormones. When regulating, it brings your stress hormones down and makes you happy.
  • As these drinks mostly have ginger and citrus as ingredients, they can contribute to boosting the immune system and reducing inflammation in the body.
  • Most of these ingredients especially berries and green tea are rich in antioxidants. This can help combat oxidative stress and support cellular health making you happy at your core existence.
  • Coconut water and cucumber not only elevate the taste profile of the drink but also provide the body with adequate hydration.
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cortisol cocktail benefits

Some Tips While Making Cortisol Cocktail

  • Add and customize the use of herbs for added taste and benefits. You can add basil or thyme for their calming effects.
  • Giving your cocktail a spicy twist will not only elevate its flavour but also boost your metabolism, making the drink effective for weight loss.
  • Always use fresh ingredients, especially herbs for a fresh taste. Withered herbs will give a bitter taste and may even ruin the whole drink.
  • You can add sweetness but we recommend, doing so in a limited amount as sweetness kills!
  • Make your drink aesthetically pleasing by doing the right garnishing. Let it make you happy from the first sight.


Cortisol cocktail is a happy juice indeed and has lots of benefits too but keep in mind that it is not a drug nor a remedy for something. Making you happy doesn’t equal to “being high”. Overall, the whole experience of a drink counts and it can be pleasing and refreshing.

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