Illustration of KOR SHOTS Jordan's original organic wellness shot recipe

The Best Ginger Shot Recipe For Ginger Root Lovers Everywhere

Looking for a ginger shot recipe? 

You’ve come to the right place. 

An adoration of ginger shots is what KOR Shots was built upon. Our founder, Jordan, fell in love with ginger root 14 years ago and has been incorporating it into his life and brand ever since. Six of our shot flavors incorporate that odd-looking root because of his belief in its anti-inflammatory properties and potent flavor.

Now, we’re sharing that love of ginger with you. 

If you adore our organic WELLNESS shot, then you’ll likely enjoy the ginger shot recipe below that inspired it all. 

Read on to snag our original recipe to make a ginger shot in your own kitchen. 

The Ginger Shot Recipe That Started It All 

KOR Shots Jordan's original shot recipe with ice on wooden surface


Here at KOR Shots, we’re big fans of ginger root. 

It’s the ultimate ingredient that makes many of our organic shots pop with a spicy flavor. If you like ginger, consider incorporating it into your diet daily. Not only does fresh ginger add a burst of bright flavor to foods, but it has anti-inflammatory properties that can help you feel your best. 

Prefer to drink it down fast? 

The quickest way to consume ginger is in a health shot. You can always buy our organic WELLNESS shot. Or, if you prefer a DIY method, you can create your own fresh ginger shots. A recent post on our blog shares three different ginger shot recipes.  

Want the true original recipe? Read on.

Below we’ve included the recipe behind KOR Shots that kicked off our whole story and brand. 

Jordan’s Original Ginger Shot Recipe 

Jordan's original shot recipe illustration by Louise Neumann

DIY Ginger Shot Ingredients

  • 2 fl oz of ginger
  • A tiny bit of fresh lemon juice
  • A few drops of oregano oil
  • A few drops of aged garlic extract
  • A dash of agave or honey
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Step 1: Wash the ginger root. Place into a slow masticating juicer.

Step 2: Once you have the ginger juice, mix in a squeeze of lemon juice, the oregano oil, aged garlic extract, and honey or agave. Add a dash of cayenne pepper. Stir.

Step 3: Drink up! Remember, this shot is not for the faint of heart! 

The Power of the Fresh Ginger Shot Ingredients

pile of fresh ginger root


Every ingredient in Jordan’s original shot has a unique nutritional profile and wellness benefit. Ginger, of course, is the star. But the rest of the ingredients also have added health perks including antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. 

Here’s a breakdown of each ingredient: 

  • Ginger - It’s best-known for its anti-inflammatory properties and flavorful taste. It can help fight germs, reduce nausea, and even minimize muscle pain post-workout!

  • Lemon - This fruit is a great source of vitamin C, a must for a strong immune system.

  • Oregano oil - It contains large amounts of the antioxidant carvacrol. Oregano oil may also reduce inflammation in the body.

  • Aged garlic extract - Garlic is highly nutritious. A single clove has fiber, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. 

  • Agave or honey - Both are sweeter than white table sugar, so you don’t need to use a lot. Honey, in particular, may help with seasonal allergies and is full of antioxidants. 

  • Cayenne pepper- These peppers have capsaicin, which adds the pepper’s heat and may also be responsible for reducing pain. 

What Are Ginger Shots Good For? 

Ginger shots are indeed good for your health. 

Any time you combine and ingest fresh-from-the-earth ingredients together, you can’t go wrong. Since ancient times, ginger root has been a go-to ingredient for medicinal and cooking uses. 

A 2011 study in Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects found the ginger root to be helpful for a variety of health ailments. While the studies are small, a Medical News Today report also uncovered a variety of studies that indicated ginger can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and minimize cold and flu symptoms. 

A study published in Nursing and Midwifery Studies indicated it can be helpful in reducing nausea for pregnant women who are fewer than 16 weeks into their pregnancy.

Additionally, when you pair eating well with daily ginger shots, it boosts your immunity overall. 

If you’re interested in starting a daily ginger shot routine, you have two options: store-bought shots or homemade shots. Below, we breakdown the benefits of both. 


You can pick up store-bought shots at most any health food store. You can also purchase them online and have them shipped straight to your doorstep! 

When you buy KOR Shots, you can feel rest assured that we have access to and always select high-quality organic produce year-round. While you may be able to buy organic ginger root in your local store, you may not always be able to find ginger root at your grocer in every season. 

Here are just a few of the reasons to pick one up on your next grocery run or order online:

  • Quality - Store-bought shots are often made with organic produce.

  • Naturally refreshing -  It’s a quick pick-me-up that’s full of anti-inflammatory properties. With its potent taste, it’s naturally rejuvenating, too.

  • Convenience - No need to cut and blend your own produce for a ginger shot. It’s done for you!

  • No special equipment - You don’t need to go and buy your own juicer or expensive blender.

  • Keeps longer - Most pre-made shots last longer than homemade shots. Ours ship with a minimum of 30 days of shelf life when you order online. Our shots have a fresh taste thanks to HPP (high-pressure processing).


Once you have nailed down the original shot recipe above, it’s easy to make these in bulk and store them for up to a week. It’s better than starting your morning with a big glass of orange juice, which usually has a ton of added sugar. You can control your ingredients — and sugar intake — with your own DIY recipe.

A few more reasons to love making your own shots: 

  • Delicious - There’s nothing like fresh-squeezed juice you make yourself!

  • Easy to make - Making shots isn’t complicated. Anyone can do it.

  • Stores easily - You can store these away in easy grab-and-go containers.

  • Control ingredients - You have endless combo options when you learn how to make ginger shots at home.

Ready to Try Your Hand at a Ginger Shot Recipe?

KOR Shots Jordan's original shot recipe with juicer lemon and ginger


Now that you’ve our original recipe, it’s time to try making it on your own. 

Ginger has powerful health benefits and is safe to add to your diet. With its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties, we think it’s well worth giving it a shot. ;) 

Best of all, ginger shots are simple to make — especially if you have a slow masticating juicer. Ginger root also blends well with other ingredients, so once you have the original recipe base down, you can get as creative as you want in adding in other healthy foods.  

Here’s to a (ginger) shot of wellness! 

Obsessed with ginger shots? Check out even more recipes in our post on How to Make a Ginger Shot From Scratch. Prefer the convenience of pre-bottled shots? Check out our WELLNESS shot for the biggest ginger benefit and get it delivered to your doorstep!

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