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Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Pepper Wellness Shot

Kickstart your morning with this Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Pepper Wellness Shot, a simple probiotic sip that energizes and purifies your body.
Close-up of the prepared apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper shot, a vibrant detox remedy on a table.

As someone on a weight loss journey, I’ve incorporated this apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper shot into my daily routine. It’s become a staple that I genuinely enjoy. 

If you are currently on a weight loss journey, you may have heard many people discussing this wellness shot and how it dramatically helps weight loss. 

Although I don’t necessarily believe it causes one to lose weight, it helps in other areas contributing to weight loss. 

This wellness shot has truly revolutionized my wellness routine, leading to significant changes in my weight loss journey. I’m excited to share my recipe with you, hoping it can bring similar benefits to your life. 

Ingredients for wellness shot

Ingredients for apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper wellness shot recipe on a wooden table

Apple cider vinegar: Opt for the type with the mother, as it’s rich in probiotics that support a healthy gut, a key factor in weight management. 

Lemon: Since it’s a shot, you need just one small lemon. Ripe lemons are softer and will give you more juice. Therefore, look for entirely yellow lemons that are slightly soft to the touch.

Maple Syrup: I used maple syrup to give this wellness shot a pleasant taste because, without it, you will vomit (no kidding). I’ve tried it without the sweetness; it was nothing to write home about, so I recommend you don’t skip it. If you have a sweetener, like stevia or monk fruit, you can substitute it with that. 

Cayenne Pepper: This helps to bring the heat that aids in weight loss due to the presence of capsaicin. It’s one ingredient you do not want to skip.

Turmeric: I add Turmeric to my shot because it helps reduce inflammation a lot. Again, this is another ingredient you do not want to omit.

Water: For dilution.

Detailed view of a fiery apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper shot, highlighting the rich colors and texture.

How to make apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper shot

Making your apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper shot is easy and takes about 2 minutes to prep. However, it would be best to consider measurements when making this shot. 

I highly recommend not eyeballing it–especially apple cider vinegar. As a chemical engineer, I will warn you that apple cider vinegar is very acidic, so you want to ensure appropriate dilution when making this recipe. 

Follow these steps to ensure you get a great-tasting and refreshing shot. 

Step 1: Pour in your apple cider vinegar

Pouring organic apple cider vinegar into a clear shot glass, preparing for a spicy detox shot with cayenne pepper.

Grab a small clean shot glass, and pour in 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with the mother. 

Squeezing fresh lemon juice into a shot glass for a zesty apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper health shot.

Place half a lemon into a lemon squeezer and press the tool into the center of the lemon to extract the juice into the shot glass. Do the same for the other half. 

Step 2: Dilute the acid and sweeten the mixture

Pouring filtered water and organic maple syrup into a shot glass with apple cider vinegar for a sweetened detox drink.

Next, dilute the acid by adding a lot of water to the glass. This helps to increase the mixture’s pH, ensuring your shot isn’t too acidic. Now, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup for sweetness. Adjust to your taste.

Step 3: Add the cayenne pepper and Turmeric

Adding cayenne pepper and turmeric to a shot glass, key spices for an anti-inflammatory apple cider vinegar shot.

Lastly, add a dash of cayenne pepper and Turmeric to the mixture. Try not to go overboard with the quantity. ⅛ of a teaspoon should be more than enough. 

Step 4: Combine it all

Stirring apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, turmeric, water, and maple syrup in a shot glass for a healthy morning routine.

Stir everything together with a small spoon until the ingredients blend smoothly and the spices are completely dissolved.

Step 5: Drink your apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper shot

Finished apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper detox shot, ready to drink for boosting metabolism and immunity.

Immediately consume the shot for the best taste and health benefits. Taking this shot in the morning or before meals is recommended to aid digestion and metabolism.

Benefits of taking apple cider vinegar shot daily 

There are several health benefits to taking apple cider vinegar (ACV) daily. 

For one, it helps improve digestive health and metabolism, which is great if you’re trying to lose weight. 

Since it is acidic, it increases the acidic levels in your stomach, which, in turn, helps with the digestion of food. 

Moreover, if you want to regulate your blood sugar levels, several studies suggest that drinking apple cider vinegar can help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar spikes during meals. 

Lastly, taking apple cider vinegar may also help your skin health. In fact, some evidence shows that ACV can help balance our skin’s pH levels. 

All in all, you can’t go wrong with apple cider vinegar.

I hope you all enjoy this wellness shot as much as I do. This recipe has been my go-to shot for the past few weeks, and I can already see changes in my appetite each time I consume it.

If you’re intrigued by this wellness shot, I encourage you to give it a try. I’d love to hear about your experience and how it’s benefited your wellness journey. 

Finished apple cider vinegar cayenne pepper detox shot, ready to drink for boosting metabolism and immunity.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Pepper Shot

This Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Pepper Shot combines the detoxifying benefits of apple cider vinegar with the metabolism-boosting heat of cayenne pepper and turmeric, sweetened with a hint of maple syrup, for a healthful daily tonic.
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 shot
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Eleanor


  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar - with the mother
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice - juice of one small lemon
  • 8 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup - adjust to taste
  • tsp Cayenne pepper - a dash of cayenne
  • tsp Turmeric - a dash of tumeric


  • Carefully measure two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and pour it into a shot glass.
  • Cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze about two tablespoon of juice into the shot glass with the apple cider vinegar.
  • Pour four tablespoons of filtered water into the glass to dilute the mixture slightly. Add a tablespoon of maple syrup to balance the flavors with a touch of sweetness.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and turmeric to the mixture in the shot glass.
  • Use a small spoon to thoroughly mix all the ingredients together until fully combined. Make sure the spices are well dissolved.
  • Immediately drink the wellness shot. It's recommended to take this shot in the early morning or before meals.
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