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Boost your immune system with this easy homemade apple and lemon ginger shot and stay healthy during the winter. You only need a few ingredients to make this apple ginger shot at home.

apple and ginger shot served in espresso glasses

One thing I can’t miss during the colder months of the year are lemon ginger shots. Not only are they immunity-boosting, yet I love the taste and the spicy ginger kick they leave in your mouth!

I discovered wellness shots for the first time while traveling. Switzerland is always a little behind on food trends (or trends in general), so it might not come to anybody’s surprise that I discovered the first wellness shot only about two years ago in a store here in Switzerland.

This and the fact that those shots are quite expensive, I love preparing my ginger shots at home.

ginger shot recipe filled in a glass bottle

Ginger Shot Benefits

With this apple and ginger shot recipe, you are prepared for a winter without the flu.

Fresh ginger not only boosts your immune system, it also contains antibacterial effects and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects!

Mixed with lemon juice, turmeric powder, and fresh apple, and your body is ready to fight on high speed. Drink one every morning, and you are well-prepared for the coming winter and flu season.

Ginger shots are also beneficial if you caught a cold. Double the dose during this time!

lemon ginger shots served in shot glasses

Easy Homemade Lemon Ginger Shot Recipe

This easy recipe for homemade apple and ginger shot can be prepared on the weekend or an evening when you have some time. If you keep it refrigerated and stored in a glass bottle, this ginger lemon shot stays fresh for at least one week.

Nowadays, you can find plenty of ginger shot varieties in the supermarket or in sandwich shops. My favorite one is the Ginger Shot from Pret a Manger. Unfortunately, there is no Pret a Manger in Switzerland, so I have to make ginger shots at home.

But, let me say this. Those shots are super expensive if you buy them! You can easily make them at home with only a handful of ingredients and save lots of money.

The recipe is no secret, and while some are made with a slow juicer, you can easily make it with or even without a blender at home.

Let me show you how to make a ginger shot at home! Your wallet and body may thank me for it!

ginger turmeric shot in a glass bottle

How To Make Ginger Shots

This particular recipe requires a blender, but don’t worry if you don’t have one. I am going to show you a second option, which is also super easy to make at home.

  • Ingredients you need to make this recipe: a piece of ginger, apple (of your choice), lemon, turmeric (optional but ginger turmeric shots are even better for your body), date syrup (or a fresh date/any other sweetener), and water.
apples, ginger, lemon juice, and turmeric in a blender
  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! Super Easy!
lemon ginger shot in a blender
  • Fill into a glass bottle and store refrigerated!
lemon ginger shot in a glass bottle
  • If you never had ginger shots before, those are quite intense. You can add more water or sweetener to adjust it to your taste.

How To Make A Ginger Shot Without A Blender

No worries, there is an easy fix if you don’t have a blender at home.

  • Replace the apple and water with 1 cup (240ml) apple juice.
  • Furthermore, you need to grate your ginger using a Zester. You can use any grater, but I love the Zester from Microplane, as it grates the ginger super thin and soft. A zester is also suitable to grate garlic, muscat nut, chocolate, and so much more!
  • Add all ingredient in a shaker or glass bottle and shake well until you have a nicely combined drink.

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apple and ginger shot served in espresso glasses

Lemon Apple Ginger Shot

Boost your immune system with this easy homemade apple and lemon ginger shot and stay healthy during the winter. You only need a few ingredients to make this apple ginger shot at home.
Author : Aline Cueni
4.80 from 30 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Servings : 8
Calories : 21kcal


  • 1 apple
  • 0.5 lemon only juice
  • 1 inch piece (30g) ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric or a piece fresh turmeric
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • 1 tbsp date syrup or agave nectar, maple syrup, or fresh dates


  • Remove the core from the apple and chop it roughly. Peel and roughly chop the ginger.
  • Add all ingredients in a blender and blend for about one minute until smooth.
  • Fill into a glass bottle and keep refrigerated for up to one week.


  • Drink one shot every morning.
  • Don’t have a blender?
    • Replace the apple and water with 1 cup (240ml) apple juice.
    • Grate the ginger using a Zester
    • Add all ingredient in a shaker or glass bottle and shake well.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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This is an older recipe I updated recently! If you found this recipe on Pinterest, it might be that you clicked trough seeing this image below! As my food photography skills are growing, I love to reshoot my old recipes to make them prettier. I also made the recipe easier to follow for you with step-by-step images, a video, and more information.

I hope you do enjoy the content upgrade!

Apple and Ginger Flu Shot
This is the old pitcure you might have found on Pinterest or elsewhere!

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  1. Hello there! If one opts to use the turmeric, wouldn’t it be wise to add black pepper to aid in the absorbtion of the nutrients? I understand that is essential to get the benefits of the active ingredient curcumin ( the anti inflammatory). Turmeric also is rich in vitamins C and B6.
    With that in mind… have you any idea how much pepper to add to this recipe?
    Thank you !

    1. Hi Cathy, as far as I know, the bioavailability of turmeric is improved when adding black pepper, but it’s not necessary, and you still benefit from turmeric without it! I suggest adding just a pinch of it!

  2. I Love this recipe! Made it as soon as I read the article. This is so delicious it reminded me of drinking Orange juice without all that sugar. This is my new orange juice replacement.! I encourage you to try it.

  3. The ginger apple shot do work wonderful, I made a batch to make sure our immune system is replenish and I can tell they do work very well, I gave them to my husband, and his comment was I don’t know what you gave me, but it made me feel good.. he doesn’t believe in a lot of staff, but he like it

    1. Hi Angie, I am so glad you and your husband like this apple ginger shot! Stay healthy! 😉💕

  4. I’ve been buying the Pret Apply and Ginger shots everyday so thought I’d try making my own – this recipe looks yum! What apples did you use by the way? (Green/red etc?)


    1. Hi Leana,
      I love Pret (unfortunately, we don’t have it here in Switzerland). Glad that you decided to try a homemade version of it. The shot keeps fresh for an entire week so you can prepare it on the weekend when you have a little bit more time. I love using Granny Smith (they are a bit sour), but if you prefer it a bit sweeter, you could go with Braeburn.
      All the best,

  5. I am preparingto make my ginger shots tonight after reading your article this what my son told me to try.
    Thanks for the receipe.

    1. You are very welcome Carrol! I am happy to hear that your son recommended you to try it out, and I hope you are going to like it.
      All the best,

  6. Oh I SO needed this! Avoiding the flu is a MUST, especially while I’m on the job hunt!

    xx, Taylor || Generation Tay (www.tayloramead.com)

  7. Have you ever tried adding apple cider vinegar? I swear by it for keeping the germs away! Some people can’t stand the taste/smell, but I think it’s worth it. Also your blog is gorgeous!!! 🙂

    1. No, never to be honest. But it’s a great idea, and I will try it when I make my next shot! Thank you so much for your input and your compliment ?

  8. This sounds really good! I’m going to make it this weekend!

  9. That sounds like a great idea. What a simple way to help your immune system.

    1. It is! I love to prepare it on the weekend so that I can drink one every morning during the week. I hope I could inspire you to do the same ?

    1. Your welcome, I am happy you like it, and I hope it helps you to boost your immune system ?

  10. I’m seriously going to try this today! I’ve been feeling gross all week, I need something