A ginger shot may be the cure for your winter sniffles.

You may be experiencing a sore throat due to the cold weather and seeking a home remedy to provide some soothing relief.

Well, look no further than this potent ginger shot recipe.

Ginger Shot Recipe


  • 1 large ginger root
  • a whole lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey (optional, for sweetness)
  • 1/2 cup of filtered water


  1. Peel the ginger root and chop it into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the easier it will be to blend.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and set it aside.
  3. Place the chopped ginger and water in a blender or food processor.
  4. Blend until you have a smooth and consistent mixture.
  5. Strain the ginger mixture using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to separate the juice from the pulp. Press the pulp to extract as much juice as possible.
  6. Add the lemon juice to the ginger juice and stir well.
  7. If desired, add a tablespoon of raw honey to the mixture and stir until it dissolves. This will add a touch of sweetness and help balance the spiciness of the ginger.
  8. Pour the ginger shot mixture into small glass bottles or jars for storage.
  9. Store the ginger shots in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.


  • Take one ginger shot daily for an immune boost during the winter months or when you feel the onset of a cold or flu.
  • Shake the bottle well before consuming.
  • Drink the shot quickly or dilute it with a little water or juice if the taste is too strong.
  • Remember that ginger shots are potent, so start with a smaller amount if you’re new to consuming ginger in this concentrated form.

Ginger offers a range of therapeutic properties that can strengthen the immune system, alleviate symptoms, and promote overall well-being but it’s important to remember that ginger is not a magical cure-all. If you experience severe symptoms or have underlying health conditions, it’s crucial to seek medical advice.

Also see: The secret to growing ginger in your Garden

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Originally published in Woman&Home Magazine