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Ginger Shot Recipe

September 15, 2023 (Last Updated: October 21, 2023)

Fresh Ginger Shots are a burst of invigorating flavour that boosts your mood, immune system and are more affordable than store-bought versions. Whether it’s during cold and flu season or all year round it’s the perfect wellness shot, loaded with health benefits made quick and easy using fresh ginger and a splash of lemon juice in a blender!

three ginger shots.

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Fresh Ginger Shots are a burst of invigorating flavour that boosts your mood, immune system and are more affordable than store-bought versions. Whether it’s during cold and flu season or all year round it’s the perfect wellness shot, loaded with health benefits made quick and easy using fresh ginger and a splash of lemon juice in a blender!

If you love this beloved Caribbean spice, try more ginger recipes like this Ginger Beer RecipeHoney Ginger Tea and Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies.

fresh ginger root and ingredients for ginger shots on wooden board.

Homemade Ginger Shots

Wellness shots are all the craze right now and for good reason! These homemade ginger shots are a concentrated, potent blend of fresh ginger, lemon, honey (optional), coconut water, and a dash of black pepper.

Here’s Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Affordable – Skip the costly store-bought versions at the juice and smoothie shops and grocery stores. Homemade ginger shots are cost-efficient and better quality because they are fresh!
  • Healthy – this ginger shot recipe is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin c and plenty of antioxidants, this drink is a nutritious way to start your day.
  • Customizable – Make it sweet, choose the pepper, swap the lemon for lime… there are so many ways to make the perfect ginger shots personalized just for you!
  • Quick and Easy – Make this hassle-free with a high-powered blender and a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. No high-powered blender or juicer? No problem! See additional methods below i.e. using a grater.

Ginger Shot Benefits

Ginger has so many health benefits. This superfood has been touted as a healing spice for centuries in both traditional and alternative medicine. Here are some ways these healthy shots benefit the human body:

  • Reduces blood sugar levels.
  • The vitamin C present in ginger helps to fight infections, relieving cold and flu symptoms.
  • Consuming ginger regularly can lower blood pressure.
  • Aids the digestive system and helps to improve digestive issues and treat nausea.
  • Ginger is great for heart health and helps prevent heart disease.
  • Boosts brain function.
three ginger shots.

What’s Needed to Make This Recipe (Kitchen Tools and Equipment)

  • High-Speed Blender – to blend the ingredients and turn the fresh ginger root into a pureed ginger juice.
  • Fine-Mesh Strainer or Cheesecloth – to extract as much ginger juice as possible from the pureed ginger pulp.

Ingredients and Ingredient Notes

* INGREDIENTS, MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE LISTED IN THE RECIPE CARD AT BOTTOM OF PAGE *

  • Fresh Ginger Root – fresh ginger provides a stronger flavour. Washed and roughly peeled and chopped.
  • Lemon Juice – freshly squeeze the juice. It adds a bright citrus flavour. Fresh lemon juice is also an excellent ingredient for a natural detox.
  • Coconut Water – The refreshing flavour of the coconut will help to balance the intensity of the ginger flavour, and has a high electrolyte content making this shot hydrating for the body.
  • Additives – use either black pepper or cayenne pepper. They add spice but more importantly, allow the body to better absorb nutrients. Both improve digestion and circulation.
  • Raw Honey – this optional ingredient is a natural sweetener.

How to Make Ginger Shots

Add all ingredients in the cup of your high-speed blender. Cover with the lid and pulse until the ginger has puréed.

Strain the ginger mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a container, pressing the solids with the back against the mesh with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.

Pour the strained ginger liquid into a shot glass and drink immediately all at once.

Can you Use Ground Ginger or Ginger Powder for Ginger Shots?

You can use ground ginger however it is important to note the flavour and potency will differ greatly from using fresh ginger root.

  • Fresh ginger is far more pungent, whereas ginger powder has a more mild, earthy flavour.
  • Health benefits compromised a some of the ginger active compounds may degrade during the drying and powdering process.
  • The texture may vary depending on if you leave some of the pulp in creating a more fibrous texture vs. a completely smooth shot using the powder.
  • You will also need to adjust the measurements. When using ginger powder you need much less.

Can I Make Ginger Shots with a Juicer?

Absolutely! Simply add cleaned and chopped ginger and lemon to the chute and juice.

ginger root wellness shots.

Recipe Substitutions and Tips

  • Fresh Juice – instead of coconut water, try adding fresh squeezed orange juice or pineapple juice.
  • Spice – try adding fresh turmeric root for added flavour and health benefits.
  • Sweetener – use maple syrup or agave as vegan alternatives to honey.

Recipe Notes and Tips for Success

  • Don’t have a fine-mesh strainer? You can use cheesecloth as an alternative.
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender, use a grater to grate the ginger then strain and combine with lemon juice and other natural additives.
  • Straining the juice is totally optional. If you prefer pulp, skip that step.
  • Use young ginger for a more mild taste.
  • Use fresh ingredients for this recipe.
  • You do not have to peel the ginger, put ensure it is thoroughly cleaned.

Can I Make this Ahead of Time?

Ginger shots are best when served immediately as they lose potency over time.

Here are some other reasons why it is best to consume immediately:

  • the pungent “spicy” compounds mellow over time. Especially if you prefer the sharp kick from the spice, it’s best to consume it right away.
  • the flavour may change once the natural compounds get exposed to natural elements such as heat, light, and air and begin to degrade.However, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a short period, typically up to a day if needed – see below.

Storage Instructions

Although these are best served fresh, leftover shots can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a few days. Shake well before drinking it because the ingredients will settle at the bottom of the bottle.

If you are not planning to immediately consume the shots, freezing is best. Add them to an ice cube tray, freeze them and use them within 2 weeks.

two ginger shots.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I drink ginger shot?

Take a ginger shot once a day, first thing in the morning before breakfast or on an empty stomach.

Are ginger shots good to take every day?

When taken in high doses, ginger can have some side effects. Excessive use of ginger can cause heartburn and blood thinning. Consult with a medical professional if you have further questions.

Do ginger shots help you lose weight?

Ginger can assist with weight loss efforts. It boosts metabolism and can decrease appetite. 

Do the ginger shots burn when you drink them?

Yes. This is one of the unique effects of ginger and it is completely natural. This sensation of burning or warmth in your throat, mouth, or stomach is due to the active compounds, particularly gingerol in ginger.

What are ginger shots good for?

These ginger shots are a burst of invigorating flavour that boosts your overall mood and immune system. Its loaded of antioxidants and great for your overall health.

Are ginger shots good for you?

They are a great boost to a balanced diet and your daily health regimen as it is low in calories, fat, sugar and loaded with health benefits.

3-Ways to Make Ginger Shots

Use a high-speed blender, grater or juicer. All three methods produce the same results.

Looking for More Ginger Recipes? Check These Out…

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three ginger shots.

Ginger Shots

Taneisha Morris
Fresh Ginger Shots are a burst of invigorating flavour that boosts your mood, immune system and are more affordable than store-bought versions. Whether it's during cold and flu season or all year round it's the perfect wellness shot, loaded with health benefits made quick and easy using fresh ginger and a splash of lemon juice in a blender!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Juices, Smoothies & Shakes
Servings 4 1.4oz Shots
Calories 34 kcal

Equipment

  • High-Speed Blender or grater

Ingredients
  

  • 5 oz Fresh Ginger Root 2 med sized pieces, peeled and washed
  • 1 whole Juice of Lemon
  • 8 tbsp Coconut Water
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper or cayenne pepper
  • Honey optional, as desired

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients in the cup of your high-speed blender. Cover with the lid and pulse until the ginger has puréed.
  • Strain the ginger mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a container, pressing the solids with the back against the mesh with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.
  • Pour the strained ginger liquid into a shot glass and drink immediately all at once.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use young or less ginger for a more mild taste.
  • You do not have to peel the ginger, put ensure it is thoroughly cleaned.
  • Don’t have a cheesecloth? You can use a fine-mesh strainer as an alternative.
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender, use a grater to grate the ginger then strain and combine with lemon juice and other natural additives.
  • Straining the juice is totally optional. If you prefer pulp, skip that step.
See notes sections above for additional tips and tricks for success.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 36mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.3mg

Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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