These homemade ginger shots are little wellness shots to boost your immune system with antioxidant properties, perfect for flu season, winter months, or when you’re just not feeling 100%.
Lemon ginger shots have been popping up at grocery stores everywhere. Selling for $2-$5 each, these juice shots are a great way to get your daily dose of ginger, lemon, and cayenne pepper.
I have spent my share fare on ginger juice shots. I love how I feel when I drink them and I really do feel a difference in my energy and overall health. Unfortunately, these shots aren’t very affordable so I have been making my own ginger shots at a fraction of the price!
What Are Ginger Shots?
Ginger shots are fresh juice shots made from ginger root, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper and coconut water. The ingredients in these shots have anti-inflammatory properties and helps support the digestive system. Each bottle delivers an intense serving of ginger and often have a spicy kick.
Benefits of Wellness Shots
There are many benefits of ginger shots. Ginger, lemon, and cayenne work together to aid the body and to boost the immune system.
- Ginger is rich in phytonutrients call ginger’s, which are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. Ginger is know to help support feelings of nausea, morning sickens, migraines, indigestion, and arthritis.
- Lemon Juice is high in vitamin C and helps to cleanse and detox the liver.
- Cayenne Pepper offers a spicy kick to ginger shots but it’s not added just for its flavor. Cayenne pepper may help to reduce inflammation in the body and also helps with circulation.
- Coconut Water is rich in electrolytes and naturally sweetens these ginger shots. (Here’s the best coconut water you can buy, in my opinion)
How To Make Ginger Shots
For this ginger shot recipe you will need one fresh ginger root, two lemons, cayenne pepper, and a bottle of coconut water.
First chop the ginger up into small chunks and set aside. Then, use a citrus juicer to juice the lemons.
Pour the ginger, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and coconut water into a blender. Blend with a high-speed blender on high for 1-2 minutes or until the ginger is completely blended.
Next, strain the ginger lemon shot juice with a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag.
Lastly, pour the shots into small glass bottle cap jars and secure with a tight lid. If you don’t have mini bottles, you can pour the shots into an ice cube tray and freeze them. If you freeze your shots, simple let them defrost before drinking.
Store the ginger immunity shots in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Can I make this ginger shot with orange juice instead of coconut water? Sure! Orange juice is a great alternative and will add a nice flavor to the shots.
- Should I take this on an empty stomach? If you can handle it, yes. These shots are great first thing in the morning. If you have digestive issues or get an upset stomach, then take these shots with a meal instead.
- Can I make this with turmeric root instead of ginger root? Yes! That will make turmeric shots, which are also really healthy and beneficial to your health.
- How can I add apple cider vinegar to these shots? You can add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to each shot to get your daily does of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a great addition to these shots since it aids in weight loss and helps to lower blood sugar levels.
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Ginger Shots Recipe
This ginger shot recipe is cheaper than the store-bought version and is a great way to get healthy shots of herbal juice into your diet!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 shots 1x
- Category: Juicing
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup fresh ginger, about 2-3 large ginger roots
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, about 6 lemons
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (add more if you like the heat)
- 1/2 –3/4 cup raw coconut water
- Chop the ginger into small chunks and set aside.
- Squeeze the juice from the lemons and pour it into a blender.
- Add the fresh cut ginger, coconut water, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Blend on high until the ginger has pureed into the lemon and coconut water.
- Set a fine mesh strainer over a glass bowl and pour the ginger mixture over the strainer.
- Use a spoon to press the juices into the bowl.
- Carefully pour the ginger shots into shot glasses, or individual bottles.
- Store ginger shots in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Note: If you don’t have individual bottles, you may freeze the juice in ice cube trays instead. When you’re ready to take your ginger shot, pop the juice out of the try and let it defrost for an hour or two before drinking.
- Serving Size: 1 shot
- Calories: 20
- Sugar: 3.5g
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 3.5g
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0