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Ginger Shot

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These Ginger Shots are ultra-concentrated ginger juice perfect for boosting your immunity and health and reducing inflammation and they might even contribute to weight loss!

They are ten times less expensive than store-bought versions but packed with the same health properties, and no sugar added.

Pouring Ginger Shots from a measuring cup.
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I am a big fan of ginger shots, and I like to have one a day to boost my immune system (source) in winter or to help with digestion before eating large meals.

Ginger has also helped me with nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy (source).

However, store-bought ginger shots are often costly and, most of the time, contain added sugar from orange juice or apple juice.

So if you want a sugar-free version, this healthy ginger shot is for you.

How To Make Ginger Shot

Here’s how to make a ginger shot with no added juice or sugar, perfect for detoxifying and helping you in your health journey.


  • Fresh Ginger Roots – peeled and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Filtered Water
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice or lime juice. While many ginger shots use orange juice, I prefer fresh lemon. Lemon has vitamin C and also helps digestion, so it works in combination with ginger, cayenne, and turmeric.
  • Turmeric – Like ginger, turmeric has impressive anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties (source). It also gives a nice orange color to the ginger shots.
  • Cayenne Pepper – Feel free to skip this if you don’t have some at home. Cayenne pepper is an excellent add-on to strengthen the digestive system (source). It increases the production of digestive fluids that improve gut health.
  • Stevia Drops – This is optional, but if you want a touch of sweetness without the sugar, try adding a few drops of liquid stevia to your shots.

Making Ginger Shot

To make this excellent ginger concentrate, start by peeling the ginger roots. I find it easier to peel roots with a teaspoon, as seen in the picture below, rather than a vegetable peeler.

Then, cut the peeled ginger roots into slices and place them in a high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients: water, turmeric, lemon juice, and stevia drops.

Blend on the high-speed setting (speed 9 of a Vitamix blender) until the ginger is fully pulsed into tiny pieces.

Stop the blender, place a sieve over a large mixing bowl, and drain the liquid over the sieve.

Use a spoon to press the ginger paste forming on the sieve and release as much ginger juice into the bowl as possible.

Keep the ginger paste in a sealed jar in the fridge and use it to add a kick to curry like my chicken tikka masala recipe.

Transfer the ginger shot into small glasses or store it in a large sealed glass bottle in the fridge.

Step-by-step instructions on How to make Ginger Shot


Serve cold, straight out from the fridge. A quarter cup makes one shot.

Drink it in one go or with a straw if too acidic for your teeth.

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Storage Instructions

Store the juice for up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight glass bottle or freeze it in an ice cube tray and thaw it in the refrigerator the day before.

You can also add the ice cube ginger shot in smoothie recipes.

Ginger Shot

Allergy Swaps

If you are allergic to some of the ingredients listed above, here are some options:

  • Lemon Juice – Replace it with apple juice, orange juice, lime juice, or apple cider vinegar, but this option makes the shot extra acidic in the mouth.
  • Stevia – You can use a few teaspoons of maple syrup, no sweetener, or try powdered sugar-free erythritol.
  • Turmeric is optional. It adds extra anti-inflammatory properties to this shot, but you can skip it or replace it with the same amount of cinnamon. Cinnamon is another excellent gut-health spice and an amazing spice to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Water – You can swap the water for coconut water for a sweeter drink, green tea, or sparkling water.

Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger contains gingerol, the natural active compound of ginger roots that provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and improves gastrointestinal mobility.

When you eat ginger-based food, the food doesn’t stay as long in the guts, improving digestion and reducing bloating.

Also ginger may help with many health problems like:

  • Fighting cold or flu
  • Indigestion
  • Morning sickness during pregnancy
  • Help with weight loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to your most common questions about this ginger shot recipe.

What’s A Ginger Shot?

Ginger shots are ultra-concentrated ginger root juices, usually combined with apple juice or orange juice, to make the drink less strong and sweeter in flavor.
Ginger shots are packed with anti-inflammatory properties and are known as a super healthy drink for:
– Boosting Immunity (source)
– Fighting Nausea (source)
– Supporting Weight Loss (source)
– Improving Gut Health and Digestion (source)

When Should I Drink Ginger Shot?

You can drink ginger shots in the morning to start the day.
You can also incorporate a ginger shot anytime during the day, as the drink is caffeine-free and won’t impact your sleep.
It’s a great addition to your day if you feel unwell, as it’s recognized as an immune-boosting drink.
If you’re pregnant, a ginger lemon shot helps fight nausea and morning sickness.
Finally, ginger shots might support weight loss. Many studies show great results for people on a weight-loss program.

How Do Ginger Shots Taste?

It’s a very strong ginger drink, not sweet at all and bitter.
It’s not for everyone, and it’s recommended to drink it in one go as the taste can be too strong in small sips.

Can I Sweeten Ginger Shots?

Yes, you can swap the lemon juice for a sweeter juice like orange juice, apple juice, or add some sugar-free natural sweeteners like Monk fruit or stevia.
Both are gut-friendly and-diabetes friendly.

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Ginger Shot For Weight Loss and Immunity

Ginger Shot

2.4gNet Carbs
These Ginger Shots are ultra-concentrated ginger juice perfect for boosting immunity and reducing inflammation. They are ten times cheaper than store-bought but packed with the same health properties and no sugar added.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 8 shots (1/4cup)
Serving Size: 1 shot
4.85 from 63 votes


Optional – to sweeten

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  • Peel the fresh ginger roots with a teaspoon or a vegetable peeler.
  • Slice the peeled roots into thick slices and place them in the jug of a high-speed blender along with all the remaining ingredients.
  • Blend on the high-speed setting (speed 8/9 of a Vitamix) until the ginger is pulsed into tiny pieces.
  • Place a large sieve over a large mixing bowl, pour the liquid over the sieve, and use a spoon to press the ginger paste forming in the sieve. This releases the maximum ginger juice into the bowl.
  • Keep the ginger paste remaining in the sieve to spice up a curry sauce. Keep in the fridge for a few days or freeze in zip-lock bags.
  • Transfer the ginger juice into small shot glasses or a large sealed glass bottle and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Serve very cold, drink in one sip or with a straw if too acidic for your teeth.


  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week in a sealed glass bottle or freeze in ice cube trays for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition1 shot
Yield: 8 shots (1/4cup)


Serving: 1 shotCalories: 11.7 kcal (1%)Carbohydrates: 2.7 g (1%)Fiber: 0.3 g (1%)Net Carbs: 2.4 gProtein: 0.3 g (1%)Fat: 0.1 gSaturated Fat: 0.03 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02 gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02 gSodium: 4.6 mgPotassium: 60.8 mg (2%)Sugar: 0.4 gVitamin A: 0.5 IUVitamin C: 3.6 mg (4%)Calcium: 4.4 mgIron: 0.1 mg (1%)Magnesium: 6.5 mg (2%)Zinc: 0.1 mg (1%)
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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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