Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne-Apple Shots


This quick and easy shot packs a punch to wake the senses. Apple and honey make it naturally sweet and are balanced by lemon juice and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper that brings on the heat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 ounces


  • 2 lemons, peeled and halved

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, stem removed and cut into pieces

  • ¼ cup chopped peeled fresh ginger

  • ¾ cup 100% apple juice, divided

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Process lemons, apple, ginger and 1/2 cup apple juice in a blender on high speed until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

  2. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean jar or container; discard solids. Stir in honey, cayenne, salt and the remaining 1/4 cup apple juice. Top each serving with a sprinkle of cayenne, if desired.

    Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne-Apple Shots


To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

49 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 oz.
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 44IU 1%
Vitamin C 9mg 9%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 109mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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