Having a ginger shot a day seems to be a hot habit now. And when I say hot I mean it in both ways, get it? :)
Ginger is a miracle plant that has lots of health benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory and it boosts your immune system, which means that is a natural weapon against cold and flu. Also ginger is in a serious relationship with lemon. You will always see these two together. And the reason is simple: together they’re stronger. Meaning in boosts your immune system better.
Since I live in an area with quite cold winters, catching a cold or flue is quite common. So I decided to try make my own ginger shot and to test its benefits on myself.
Quick & Easy Ginger Shot Recipe
All you’ll need for your very own ginger shots are:
- a big, juicy lemon (or two medium lemons);
- 2-3 tablespoons of honey;
- 25 grams of ginger – I like my shot to be quite concentrated and I will admit that it is spicy (burning spicy). So you can lower the ginger part;
- a blender – similar here (on sale!).
1. First, squeeze the juice from the lemon (or lemons) and strain it. You can leave the pulp in, but there will also be tiny bits of ginger in it so it might be too thick to drink.
2. Add the lemon juice and honey into your blender.
3. Chop ginger roughly and add it to the blender as well.
4. Mix everything for 30 seconds to one minute. Honey is quite thick and you want it to be well incorporated (trust me). Also, ginger has quite a hard texture and it won’t be turned into a paste or something close to that consistency. You will still be able to feel some really small ginger bits in the shot. I like to strain it because I don’t like the gingery bits.
Also, don’t be scared because they are foamy in the pictures – I blended the hell out of it, so it’s normal.
If you follow this recipe, you will end up with a sweet, yet spicy ginger shot. If you add 3 tablespoons of honey it will definitely be sweeter.
In case you haven’t tasted ginger by now, let me warn you. It is spicy! I personally don’t like it, that’s why I consume it in shots. With this recipe, the shot will be sweet at the beginning. But don’t let yourself fooled! It will still be super spicy by the time you swallow it. If you didn’t have ginger until now, I advise you to lower the ginger part in the recipe.
This recipe will give you 6 to 8 shots of ginger, depending on your shot glasses. This is enough for two people for almost a week of daily ginger shots. Also, keep the remaining mixture in the fridge.
I started drinking ginger shots a few weeks ago when I was feeling quite bad. I was feeling like I was about to catch a cold and I didn’t want that to happen before finals. Also, I don’t have them daily, because I’m not sure it’s 100% healthy to have them on a daily basis. Anyway, in the end, they actually kept the cold away and all I get is a runny nose when I go inside a warm place.
Have you tried having a ginger shot? I have to admit that they’re not for everyone.
Note: Please don’t take this natural remedy for granted. It is not a medicine! Ginger, lemon juice and honey are proven to help boost your immune system and help it fight against colds. Also, note the benefits of this drink depends on other factors such as your overall health and immune system. Please visit a doctor if you caught a cold!
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