Ginger shots

Start the day with punchy, refreshing ginger juice. Save money by making your own using fresh ginger, apple and lemon juice

  • Prep:15 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 30
  • fat 0.1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 7g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0.2g
  • protein 0.3g
  • salt 0.01g


  • 60g ginger, skin left on
  • 400ml fresh apple juice
  • ½ lemon, juiced


Make as much as you want: We tried many different quantities of ginger to liquid and the amount we liked most for a shot that was still very gingery but not overpowering was 15g ginger per 100ml liquid. This makes a 100ml serving or two 50ml shots. Use these proportions to make as much or as little ginger juice as you'd like.
Make with pineapple: Pineapple juice can replace the apple juice for a more tropical flavour.
Just ginger: If you don’t want to use fruit juice you can simply replace with the same amount of water, but you might need to sweeten with honey to taste.
Turmeric & ginger juice: To add the health benefits of fresh turmeric to your shots simply swap half the ginger for turmeric prepared the same way as the ginger.


  1. Chop the ginger into small chunks. Tip into a blender with the apple and lemon juice and blitz for a few minutes until very smooth.

  2. Set a very fine sieve over a jug. You could also line a regular sieve with a piece of muslin or a clean, thin tea towel. Tip the juice into the sieve and leave it to drain, then press the remaining pulp with the back of a ladle until dry. If you’re using a cloth, twist to squeeze all the juice out. Drink straightaway or decant into a bottle. Will keep chilled for up to four days. Shake well before serving.

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