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Ginger shot with lemon juice

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The supermarkets are full of it: Ginger shot! There are many health claims attached to ginger; I cannot judge what is true of that. In any case, that spicy carrot is delicious. I regularly make ginger tea. Not one of those weak tea with 2 slices of ginger that you try to squeeze out some flavor with your spoon, but a tea that tastes quite spicy and gives you a mental boost. That applies even more to this spicy shot; it gives you a kind of kick. I am very surprised at the prices of ginger shot in the supermarket, because you can make a ginger shot yourself. It is surprisingly easy and you can decide for yourself whether you want to add other flavors. How do you make the best ginger shots and what goes into them? And what is the best way to store ginger shots?

Ginger shot with lemon juice

A ginger shot is basically ginger juice with lemon juice; a spicy but somewhat sour shot. In the supermarket the shots are often diluted with apple juice. That's tasty, but you immediately get a portion of sugar. As far as I'm concerned, you can also dilute the ginger shot slightly with some water or instead of lemon juice, choose another fruit juice such as orange juice, blueberry juice or strawberry juice. I was going to make two types of ginger shot myself; one part with lemon juice and the other part with unsweetened blackberry juice. The blackberry shot is my preference; more flavor and a beautiful color. With a large bush in the garden that is also easy and I can make blackberry juice myself.

Use leftover ginger

Did you buy too much ginger? It's a shame to let it rot in the refrigerator. Make ginger shots or ginger syrup with it. Ginger syrup is also very tasty and has a longer shelf life. It is a nice seasoning with your meal, in tea or pastries.

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Make ginger shot with a hand blender, blender or food processor

At home I have 2 different fine graters. I thought the very fine grater would give the most juice, but there was hardly any difference. The slightly less fine grater gave just as much juice and worked much faster.

Adjust the base to your own needs

Would you like to make ginger shots more often? Then increase the recipe. I usually buy a piece of ginger that is the size of my hand. I prefer to buy ginger at a grocery store, where I often find the ginger a lot spicier than in the supermarket.

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Making ginger shot

Requirements per shot:

30 grams of ginger

1/2 lemon


Clean, boiled bottle or jar if you are going to keep it cool

Hand blender or for larger portions a blender

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This is how you make your own ginger shot

  1. Peel the ginger and grate it finely. Also collect the juice.

  2. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon and add it to the grated ginger.

  3. Grind the two ingredients finely with a hand blender and strain. With a spatula or spoon you can press the pieces in the sieve a little to get as much juice as possible.

  4. It is more convenient to make multiple portions, this works better with a hand blender.

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Making variations on a ginger shot

  1. Replace the lemon juice with lime juice, blackberry juice, orange juice or other (sugar-free) juice of your choice.

  2. Add a small piece of grated fresh turmeric

  3. Need a little sweetie? Add a little honey

  4. The grated ginger is ground finer with a hand blender and then sieved. You can also puree and strain a handful of blueberries or grated carrot.

  5. What is the best way to store ginger shots?

Store fresh ginger juice in a clean, sealed bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Handy: fill your ice cube tray with the shots and freeze them. Before use, remove the required amount of cubes from the freezer.

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