Preparing this ginger shot recipe at home is quick, taking about ten minutes, depending on the quantity you’re making. I usually juice one whole pineapple, mix in two to four limes, add about six 1-inch pieces of ginger, and then pour the mixture into small containers. The pineapple adds a touch of sweetness, making these ginger shots a bit easier to drink.
Prep Ginger and Fruit: Peel and chop fresh ginger, pineapple, and lime.
Juice: If you have a juicer, push the ginger, pineapple, and lime through the tube feeder. Without a juicer, blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender, then strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any remaining fruit and ginger bits.
Serve: Pour about 1/3 cup for each shot.
Why These Ginger Shots Are So Great
Ginger shots are a concentrated beverage packed with nutritional benefits. Ginger, a relative of cardamom and turmeric, contains compounds like ketones and gingerols, contributing to its spicy flavor. Its antioxidant level is impressive, only surpassed by pomegranates and some berries. Adding pineapple enhances the flavor, making the shots sweeter and more palatable. Pineapples are rich in bromelain, magnesium, and vitamin C, further boosting the health benefits of these ginger shots.
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