Start your day with this bright and tangy Ginger Lemon Shot. This recipe is easy to make, and is high in vitamin C to boost the immune system. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this healthy juice that you can take as a wellness shot.

orange juice shot in a pretty glass with cayenne pepper sprinkled on top.

This is a homemade and budget-friendly version of the ginger shots you see at the store. This healthy juice is vegan, paleo, and so refreshing.

You can make this Ginger Shot in a juicer or blender. Plus, by making it at home, you reduce plastic waste from the packaged versions.

Why You Need This Recipe

Key Ingredients

labeled ingredients for lemon ginger immunity shot.

Fresh oranges and lemons make the base of this healthy juice shot. They are rich in vitamin C and have antioxidant properties. Try to find the freshest and sweetest oranges you can find as the orange flavor will help mask the tartness of the other ingredients.

Fresh ginger adds a flavor kick and spices up this wellness shot. Ginger is also known to help the digestive system. Look for fresh ginger in the produce section of your local grocery store.

Apple cider vinegar adds more kick and health properties. ACV can help lower blood sugar levels.

Turmeric and cayenne are the final ingredients in these lemon ginger shots that pack a spicy kick and a health punch. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient.

Recipe Steps

You can make this homemade Ginger Lemon Shot in a juicer or a blender.

To use a juicer, simply juice the ingredients. To use a high speed blender, blend the ingredients and then strain the juice to remove the pulp.

Step One

Gather your ingredients and cut the peel off the oranges, lemon, and ginger.

Step Two

Feed the citrus and ginger through your juicer.

Or, if you want to make this recipe in a blender, combine the ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. Then, strain the blended mixture through a nut milk bag to help filter the pulp.

See my more detailed posts on juicing with a Vitamix or the best juicer blenders.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

bright yellow juice after it has been juiced

Step Three

Stir in the apple cider vinegar and serve your Immunity Shot with a sprinkle of ground cayenne pepper and ground turmeric on top.

glass of lemon ginger juice served with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper on top.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you want to make this Ginger Lemon Shot less sweet, use 3 lemons and leave out the oranges.
  • If you also want to add some live probiotics, feel free to stir in a tablespoon or two of kombucha just before serving. The probiotics have health benefits including gut health. See more foods with natural probiotics.
  • You can drink this juice as part of your daily routine, not just during flu season. You can even use it when you have an upset stomach, although you should leave out the cayenne pepper in that case.
  • Want a little extra sweetness? Try adding a teaspoon of raw honey or manuka honey.

Recipe FAQs

How do you make this ginger juice in a blender?

To make fresh juice in a blender, you just need to add the same ingredients to a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix, turn on high, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a nut milk bag to catch the fiber, and then enjoy the juice as a shot.

What juicer do you recommend?

I highly recommend using a masticating type juicer if you want to make juice a lot at home. It’s an investment, but it’s not outrageously expensive. I have an Omega juicer and am very happy with it.
Read more about how to pick a juicer that is perfect for your needs.

What does this juice taste like?

This juice has a very strong lemon flavor, plus a zesty flavor from the ginger and apple cider vinegar. It is best taken as a shot, followed with a sip of plain water to help wash it down.

Can I leave the pulp or do I have to strain it out?

You can definitely leave the pulp if you wish. The texture will be thicker, more like a smoothie, so it is really just personal preference.

Can I use fresh turmeric in this ginger shot?

Yes, absolutely! But fresh turmeric is usually more difficult to find, which is why I recommend using ground turmeric. See my related recipe for a Turmeric Shot.

glass of lemon ginger shot on table with fresh ginger root.

More Healthy Juice Recipes You Might Like

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glass of ginger citrus immune boosting shot

Ginger Lemon Shot (Juicer or Blender)


Description

Start your day with this bright and tangy Ginger Lemon Shot. This recipe is easy to make, and is high in vitamin C to boost the immune system. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this healthy juice that you can take as a wellness shot.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 naval oranges, peeled and chopped into large slices
  • 1 lemon, with the peel cut off and cut into quarters
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, with the peel cut off
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of ground turmeric

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients and cut the peel off the oranges, lemon, and ginger.
  2. Feed the orange slices, lemon slices, and ginger through your juicer. Pour the juice into a jar and stir in the apple cider vinegar. 
  3. Or, if you want to make this recipe in a blender, combine the peeled and chopped oranges, lemon, and ginger in the pitcher of a blender and blend for 30 seconds. You may need to add 1/4 of water to help the ingredients blend smoothly. Then, strain the blended mixture through a nut milk bag to help filter the pulp. Pour the juice into a jar and stir in the apple cider vinegar.
  4. To serve the immunity shot, pour it into a small glass and sprinkle the top with the ground turmeric and ground cayenne pepper.

Notes

  1. You can make this recipe in a juicer or a blender.
  2. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. This juice is best served immediately after making it. 
  3. Feel free to use lemon juice or lime juice in this wellness shot.
  4. If you also want to add some live probiotics, feel free to stir in a tablespoon or two of kombucha just before serving. The probiotics have health benefits including gut health. 
  5. You can drink this juice as part of your daily routine, not just during flu season.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Juice
  • Method: Juicer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: immune boosting juice, ginger shot, juice shot

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