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lemon ginger wellness shot
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Lemon Ginger Shot

This easy lemon ginger shot is made with fresh ginger and lemons. Add a little cayenne pepper for a wellness shot with an extra kick!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 40 people
Calories: 9kcal


  • 8 oz ginger root organic preferred
  • 2 lemons organic preferred
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice (or more to taste), optional
  • cup honey, optional


  • Roughly chop the ginger root.
    Chop the Ginger Root
  • Juice the lemons, reserving both the lemon and the juice.
  • Add 8 cups of water to a large pot. Add the ginger root, lemon juice, and lemon halves. Add the cayenne if using.
  • Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 45 minutes.
    Boil the Ginger + Lemon
  • Strain the ginger tea through a mesh sieve, reserving the tea and discarding the ginger and lemon halves.
    Strain out the Ginger Root + Lemon
  • You should have about 4 cups of liquid left. If you have less, add filtered water until you have 4 cups.
  • Add the apple juice and/or the honey. If using honey, stir to dissolve. Taste, and add more juice or honey if desired.
    Tip: Fresh ginger tea can be quite bitter. I recommend adding at least a small amount of juice or honey.
  • Serve as 1-ounce shots or mix into sparkling water.
    Refrigerate and use within 2 weeks.


Yields: 4 cups (without juice) or 5 cups (with juice).  Makes 32 - 40 one-ounce servings.
Nutrition Info: The ginger root is not included in the nutrition information, since the root is strained out of the tea before serving.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg