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Fresh Ginger Juice & Ginger Shots!

Close up shot of a glass of ginger juice

Ginger juice is a zippy, refreshing beverage that has health benefits galore! This recipe details how to make ginger juice, ginger shots, and how to use ginger juice… read on for our tips and tricks!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ginger. I prefer to peel the ginger but if your ginger isn’t dirty you can simply wash and scrub the ginger. If peeling, use a spoon and scrape the side of the spoon back and forth across the papery skin to remove– this works better than a peeler. After washing or peeling, cut into roughly 1″ pieces so they are easy to blend.
  2. Add the ginger, fresh lemon juice, and pinch of salt to a blender. Pour in 4 cups of water and blend for 30-60 seconds until no large pieces remain and you’re left with a pulpy liquid. (If adding fresh herbs like mint or basil, add to the blender with other ingredients!)
  3. Pour the ginger mixture through cheesecloth or a nutmilk bag to strain the juice from the pulp. Set aside.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar in a small pot over medium heat stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the sugar syrup into the strained ginger juice and stir to combine. 
  6. Serve over ice with fresh mint or basil to garnish. You can also serve this warm as a ginger tea.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To Make Ginger Shots:

  1. Prepare the ginger. I prefer to peel the ginger but if your ginger isn’t dirty you can simply wash and scrub the ginger. If peeling, use a spoon and scrape the side of the spoon back and forth across the papery skin to remove– this works better than a peeler. After washing or peeling, cut into roughly 1″ pieces so they are easy to blend.
  2. Add the ginger, fresh lemon juice, and pinch of salt to a blender. Pour in 3 cups of water and blend for 30-60 seconds until no large pieces remain and you’re left with a pulpy liquid. (If adding fresh herbs like mint or basil, add to the blender with other ingredients!)
  3. Pour the ginger mixture through cheesecloth or a nutmilk bag to strain the juice from the pulp. 
  4. Store in the fridge and take ass need throughout the week! If the shots are too strong, dilute with water or add a liquid sweetener such as honey or maple syrup.

Notes

** You can dilute this with more water as needed to tame the fiery ginger heat! The recipe as listed works great for cold ginger juice or warm ginger tea!

** Store this for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, but consume as fresh a possible for best taste.

** We prefer to peel the ginger as ginger grows underground and may have dirt hiding in all the nooks and crannies. However, we tested this recipe both ways, peeled and unpeeled, and didn’t notice a significant taste difference either way!

Keywords: Ginger Juice, Ginger Shots