Lemon Ginger Cayenne shots are a fiery way to energize yourself and improve immunity. This recipe doesn’t need a juicer, only has 3 all-natural ingredients and no sugar added!
These immunity shots are perfect for any circumstance. Whether you’re starting to feel sick or like the ingredients, you'll love the benefits! And they’re only 23 calories each!
Lemon ginger cayenne shots are that super popular juice bar item that is extremely overpriced. They’re popular for immune-boosting and antioxidant properties, and that burst of energy. Call it a lemon ginger cayenne elixir .. not saying it’ll solve all of your problems but it does taste fantastic!
When I was working in New York City, I used to buy a $10+ bottle of ginger cayenne juice every single day. As you can imagine, it was great on my immune system and not so great on my wallet! In the cold, gloomy winters the juice felt like my only solve when I began to feel sick.
I recreated these Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shots because to be honest, I missed them! I love the instant feeling like my sinuses clear and my energy springs back to child-levels. I just love immunity drinks!
Eating clean for the past five years, my favorite recipes were those that use simple, fresh ingredients. I’m a huge proponent of making easy drinks that taste delicious and keep me full. For juice recipes like this one, I prefer only a few ingredients that pack huge flavor. For other simple, delicious juices try Mandarin Juice or Pineapple Ginger Immunity Juice.
Highlights of this Recipe
This recipe is:
- No Juicer Required
- 3 Ingredients
Ingredients & Benefits
Lemon - A great source of vitamin C, lemons can help boost the immune system.
Fresh Ginger - Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also helps soothe nausea and digestion. I love the spice the ginger juice brings to these shots.
Cayenne - It doesn’t only add a delicious spice to food, ground cayenne pepper contains antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E.
TIP! For added sweetness to this lemon ginger cayenne shot recipe, you can add coconut water or even honey/maple syrup. The honey will keep the recipe as a wellness shot, and the coconut water makes it more of a drink.
How to Make a Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shot
Making a lemon ginger shot is easy. I wish I had known all these years when purchasing them!
STEP ONE: Chop ginger and juice lemons.
STEP TWO: Blend with cayenne pepper.
STEP THREE: Strain.
STEP FOUR: Ready to drink!
How to Drink It
Because the immunity and energy shot is quite strong, the best way to drink it is like a shot! Tilt it back and swallow the whole thing. I like to measure it into actual shot glasses (pictured are double shot glasses).
If you want to drink it from a drinking glass, measure out about 1.25 - 1.5 OZ, the typical shot amount.
FUN FACT: did you know the only state with a determined shot size is Utah?
How Do I Make a Juice Recipe Without a Juicer?
No juice is necessary in this recipe - I don’t have one (yet!). Combine the lemon juice, ginger and cayenne in a blender. It's even better if you have a smaller blender attachment/Nutribullet.
Blend all the ingredients together and then strain into an airtight container. Because the pulp can get thick, I use a spoon to squeeze out as much juice as possible.
Tips & Tricks
- BLENDER - Use a small blender attachment (if you have) to make the clean up easier.
- STRAIN - Strain the juice into an airtight container. I strained over a measuring cup, pressing out the ginger pulp to make sure every droplet of juice was out. I then poured the juice into an airtight container.
- CAYENNE - Use sparingly, the ginger adds spice too!
- GINGER - Peel and dice to make it easier for the blender.
How to Store Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shots
These Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shots are so good, you’re going to want to make a large batch! This recipe makes about 1-week of immunity shots. Store the juice in an airtight container in the fridge and pour into shot glasses when ready to take it. Another option is to freeze the shots in pre-measured amounts of 1-2 OZ into ice cube trays.
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Blender Lemon Ginger Cayenne Immunity Shot
- 4 Lemons juiced
- 2 Inch Piece of Ginger peeled
- ¼ TSP Cayenne Pepper ground
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend for ~30-seconds, until ginger is finely chopped.
- Strain (into a measuring cup) and press on the leftover ginger pulp with a spoon to squeeze all of the juice out.
- Pour into an airtight container and measure out 1.5 OZ whenever ready for a shot of immunity and energy!