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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
4.83 from 39 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

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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