Ginger shot for a strong immune system

Ingwer-Shot für starke Abwehrkräfte

Ginger is a true all-rounder among medicinal plants. The popular ginger shot is highly effective in small quantities as it contains the concentrated power of the valuable root.

All-rounder ginger?

With its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant effect on colds, it’s no wonder that ginger was voted medicinal plant of the year in 2018. Taken preventively, the root is a source of vitamin C and contains potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus – all substances that boost our immune system. Thanks to its spicy ingredient gingerol, it helps prevent travel sickness and aids digestion.

Ginger shots as a trend

Ginger has now grown to enjoy great popularity, whether in the form of tea, as a spice powder or as a tuber for cooking. Another trend that has emerged in recent years is the ginger shot. As the name suggests, this variation involves drinking a small amount (approx. 40ml) of high-dose ginger in liquid form. Such a shot can easily replace coffee in the morning as its spiciness gets the body going and warms it from the inside.

Basic recipe without a mixer

The basic recipe for ginger shots is very simple and can be adapted according to taste. A positive side-effect of making your own is that you save money, as shop-bought ginger shots can often be very expensive.

Video demonstration: make ginger shots yourself

In the step-by-step video, we show you three variants of ginger shots to make yourself.

Ingredients for ginger shot without a mixer

300g fresh ginger 
juice and zest of 5 organic lemons
700ml water
200g honey

  1. Wash the ginger and cut it unpeeled into small pieces.
  2. Wash and juice the lemons. Mix the lemon juice with the honey. Place the peel with the ginger pieces and 700ml water in a pan and simmer gently for approx. 20 minutes. Pass the liquid through a sieve and leave to cool.
  3. Mix the cooled ginger and lemon liquid with the lemon and honey juice. Pour into a clean glass bottle and store in the fridge.

Basic recipe with a mixer

The basic recipe is for people who like their shot spicy and acidic. 

Ingredients for ginger shot with a mixer

approx. 100g ginger
3 lemons

  1. To make the shot, take the juice of three lemons. 
  2. Peel the ginger, cut it into small pieces and add it to the lemon juice. 
  3. Then blend the mixture in a food processor or with a hand-held mixer. 
  4. To prevent the shot from becoming too thick, pass the mixture through a fine sieve and pour it into a sealable bottle. 


If you have a sensitive stomach, you shouldn't drink the ginger shot on an empty stomach. Care should also be taken during pregnancy as ginger has a contraction-promoting effect. This is why many doctors advise against drinking ginger shots during pregnancy. Consult your doctor to be on the safe side.

The basic recipe can be supplemented according to taste. My favourite version is the Turmeric orange ginger shot.

Turmeric orange ginger shot

approx. 100g ginger
3 lemons
1 orange
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
a little pepper
a dash of agave syrup

Tip: Apples, honey or maple syrup also taste good in a ginger shot.

Blend the peeled ginger, lemon juice and orange juice, spices and agave syrup in a mixer and pass the liquid through a sieve.

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