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Ginger shots

Ginger Shots Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 5 shots 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Ginger shots can be found at healthy cafes or speciality stores, but you can make them yourself at home. The ingredients will vary depending on the recipe, but citrus juice, cayenne and turmeric are most commonly used. Here’s a great standard ginger shots recipe.


  • ½ cup fresh ginger root, washed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped turmeric root (or 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut water


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture over a fine-mesh sieve into a small pitcher.
  3. Divide juice into smaller glasses for storage in the refrigerator or ice cubes for storage in the freezer.


  • You can make a large batch of ginger shots by doubling or tripling this recipe, and then freeze servings in an ice cube tray. They will last 2–3 months.
  • Add a natural sweetener if desired, such as stevia, raw honey or maple syrup.
  • Consider adding a pinch of black pepper for an even greater anti-inflammatory effect.
  • If this drink is too bitter for your taste, consider substituting fresh orange or pineapple juice for the lemon. It’ll retain the levels of vitamin C but add more fruit sugar.
  • Turn your shot into a longer-lasting beverage by adding sparkling water after blending.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender/juicer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 oz
  • Calories: 13
  • Sugar: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 17mg
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 0.3g