Homemade Ginger Shots are a powerful drink that can be enjoyed in the morning or before each meal to support your digestive system and overall health! They're made with simple ingredients like ginger root, apple, apple cider vinegar, and filtered water.
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Why You'll Love This Recipe
This ginger shot recipe can be enjoyed year-round for an energy boost, digestive support, and of course all the health benefits! These fresh ginger shots are easy to make and usually last me about a week.
Ginger immunity shots are very popular at juice bars and health food stores. Store-bought versions can be a bit pricey which is why I like to make my own ginger shots at home!
Not only does it save money, but I can also use my own fresh ingredients.
What are Ginger Shots?
These immune booster shots are made with fresh ginger juice, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, and diluted with water or coconut water.
The fresh juice is made with a juicer or a high-speed blender. (Using a juicer makes it a simple one step process.)
- Fresh Ginger Root - I suggest using organic ginger root. I buy mine at Costco in bulk, but you can find it at most grocery stores.
- Apple - I would recommend using a sweeter variety like Honeycrisp! Do not juice the apple core and seeds. Cut into smaller pieces before juicing. When juicing fruits and vegetables I try to opt for organic when possible!
- Filtered Water - The ginger juice is very potent on its own so I like to dilute them with water. Coconut water will work too!
- Apple Cider Vinegar - I used Bragg's organic raw-unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "The Mother." Feel free to add more if you don't mind the taste.
The great thing about ginger shots is that you can easily customize them to your taste!
For extra health benefits, add 1-2 lemons. You can also stir in fresh lemon juice to help dilute the ginger flavor. Carrots and turmeric root are also great options!
If the shots are too powerful, try diluting with more water, apple cider vinegar, or coconut water.
For a little sweetness, try adding in a couple teaspoons of manuka honey or orange juice!
Add a little pinch of cayenne pepper to give them an extra kick of spice!
You can also juice ginger root for cooking, tea, or mocktails! For more information, check out my post that explains how to store & freeze fresh ginger juice.
🍴Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Juice Ginger Root & Apples
Start by juicing the ginger root and apples. (Make sure you remove the apple core.)
Step 2: Stir in Apple Cider Vinegar & Water
Next, stir in the water and apple cider vinegar.
Step 3: Store & Refrigerate
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For best results, serve chilled!
What Juicer Do You Use?
I use a Breville Juicer. It's pretty affordable and works well! (I've had it since 2016.)
Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger has many health benefits, but it's most known for helping with digestion, an upset stomach and nausea.
For more information, check out this article that shares 12 Ginger Benefits including ginger's anti-inflammatory properties. It's truly a nutritional powerhouse!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can find ginger root at most grocery stores in the produce section! I like to buy organic ginger root in bulk at Costco. (2lbs for less than $10!)
Yes, just pour into ice cube trays to freeze for later! Add a few ice cubes into sparkling water or seltzer to make a spicy mocktail.
No! That's why I love juicing ginger. Just place the whole root in your juicer and the juicer will do the work for you!
How To Make Ginger Shots With a Blender
If you don't have a juicer, try this alternative method!
Chop the ginger root and apples into smaller pieces, add them into a high-speed blender with water or coconut water. Blend on high until smooth. Use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to strain out the pulp.
How To Store Leftovers
Leftover ginger shots should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (Mason jars work great!) You can also store them in small glass bottles for easy grab and go individual servings.
They're best when served fresh and will store for up to a week in the refrigerator. I would recommend making a fresh batch each week.
Another reusable container I like using for storage are the Santa Cruz Glass Jars! They're great for storing ginger shots. It's also a great way to use up leftover lemon juice - just add the ginger shots right into the jar!
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Homemade Ginger Shots
- 1 Juicer I used the Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer.
- 4 Cups Ginger Root
- 3 Cups Apple
- 2 Cups Filtered Water
- ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- Start by juicing the ginger root and apples. (Make sure you remove the apple core.)
- Next, stir in the water and apple cider vinegar.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. *Best served chilled!
How to Store LeftoversLeftover ginger shots should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. (Mason jars work great!) You can also store them in small glass containers for easy grab and go individual servings. They're best when served fresh and will store for up to a week in the refrigerator. I would recommend making a fresh batch each week.
Storage TipsAnother reusable container I like using for storage are the Santa Cruz Glass Jars! They're great for storing ginger shots. It's also a great way to use up leftover lemon juice - just add the ginger shots right into the jar! ** See full post for more information and recipe variations!
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