Apple Cider Vinegar Shot Recipe

This 5 ingredient Apple Cider Vinegar Shot Recipe tastes just like apple pie and takes the sting out of consuming your morning apple cider vinegar shot. Simply mix ingredients and take a daily ACV shot to increase digestion and overall health! 

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There are so many foods out there that are so good for us that can sting going down.  Apple cider vinegar is one of those drinks that has incredible benefits if taken daily but it’s not easy to consume every morning! 

When the ACV is diluted by a lot of liquid, it is easier to manage but who wants to drink an entire glass of faint tasting vinegar? I created this recipe for apple cider shots with vinegar to make this tolerable by making it taste like apple pie! 

There are hints of cinnamon, vanilla and apple juice mixed in with the apple cider vinegar in shot form so you can get it all done in one . . . shot. 😉

An apple cider vinegar shot is a quick, small serving of apple cider vinegar, usually taken in one quick gulp. It’s a concentrated form of vinegar, which is created by fermenting apple sugars into acetic acid, the main active ingredient in vinegar. The “mother,” a collection of beneficial bacteria and yeast, is present in unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, which contributes to its health-promoting properties.

How to do apple cider vinegar shots: Apple cider vinegar is acidic and can be tough on teeth and the stomach, so some prefer to dilute it. The shot approach allows for a swift dose, which can be immediately followed by water or another beverage to mitigate the acidity.

Not only do you get to control the taste and the ingredients in these DIY apple cider vinegar shots, they are MUCH less expensive then buying them premade and take less than 5 minutes to prepare!

🍎Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Raw apple cider vinegar with the mother is a powerhouse when it comes to it’s health and nutritional benefits

  • It can help lower blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for those managing diabetes or looking to stabilize their blood sugar for energy regulation and overall health.
  • The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties, making it effective in killing harmful bacteria and potentially aiding in preventing infections.
  • Consuming apple cider vinegar boosts digestion by supporting the growth of healthy gut bacteria and encouraging the production of stomach acid, which can improve nutrient absorption and digestion.
  • Studies suggest that apple cider vinegar can contribute to lowering cholesterol levels, which is beneficial for heart health, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and weight loss.
  • Apple cider vinegar has been noted to help tame seasonal allergies by supporting the immune system, potentially reducing allergy symptoms helping with overall immunity. 


  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – Acts as the base of the shot, providing the potential health benefits associated with its acetic acid content, including digestive and blood sugar support. Braggs is the most popular and common and can be found in most grocery stores, but you can also find comparable brands. Just make sure it has “the mother”.
  • Organic Apple Juice – Adds natural sweetness and apple flavor to the shot, which helps mask the strong taste of the vinegar, making the shot more enjoyable to consume.
  • Ground Cinnamon – Contributes warm, spicy notes reminiscent of apple pie and may offer additional health benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties and blood sugar regulation.
  • Vanilla Extract – Imparts a sweet, aromatic flavor that complements the apple and cinnamon, enhancing the overall taste of the shot.
  • Stevia (or honey) – Serves as a natural sweetener alternative to refined sugars, reducing the acidic bite of the vinegar without adding extra calories (in the case of Stevia) or providing a richer flavor (if honey is used).

📖 How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Shots

Since this elixir can be stored in the fridge, this recipe makes 4 2oz apple cider vinegar shots.

1️⃣ Add apple cider vinegar: Add four tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to a 16 oz mason jar. 

2️⃣ Add remaining ingredients: Add in 2 oz Apple Juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, stevia or honey.

3️⃣ Shake until combined: Put a lid on a mason jar and shake until all ingredients are combined.  It does take a couple of hours for cinnamon to fully dissolve into the liquid, so don’t be worried if it all stays on top at first. 

4️⃣ Pour and enjoy: Pour 1.5-2 ounces of the apple cider vinegar wellness shot in the morning or before a meal. Enjoy!

3 Apple cider vinegar shots with cinnamon and apple


  • Cayenne Boost: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to your apple cider vinegar shot to introduce a spicy kick that can stimulate circulation and boost metabolism.
  • Lemon Ginger: Incorporate a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to add a zesty, tangy flavor that complements the apple cider vinegar and adds a dose of vitamin C. Grate a teaspoon of fresh ginger into the shot for a sharp, piquant taste and the added benefit of ginger’s anti-inflammatory and digestive-aiding properties.
  • Turmeric Tonic: Stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric to benefit from its powerful anti-inflammatory effects and give the shot an earthy depth.
  • Berry Sweetness: Swap out apple juice for mixed berry juice to infuse the shot with antioxidants and a sweet-tart berry flavor.
  • Herbal Infusion: Add a sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme to the mixture and let it infuse for a few hours, imparting a subtle herbal note and enhancing the shot with the herbs’ natural compounds.


How long do apple cider vinegar shots last in the fridge?

Apple cider vinegar shots can last up to one month in the fridge if stored in a sealed container. Ensure the container is airtight to maintain the quality and potency of the vinegar over time.

What will happen if I take a shot of apple cider vinegar every morning?

Taking a shot of apple cider vinegar every morning may aid in digestion and help regulate blood sugar levels, but it’s important to listen to your body and consult with a healthcare provider as it can be harsh on the stomach if taken undiluted. 

How to do a shot of apple cider vinegar?

To take a shot of apple cider vinegar, measure out 1.5-2 ounces into a shot glass or small container, and if desired, dilute it with a bit of water or mix it with other ingredients like apple juice to ease the strong vinegar taste. After taking the shot, it’s a good idea to rinse your mouth with water to protect your tooth enamel from the natural acidity.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Recipe (Apple Pie Flavor)

This apple cider vinegar shot recipe tastes just like apple pie and takes the sting out of consuming apple cider vinegar.  Simply mix ingredients and take a daily ACV shot to increase digestion and overall health. 
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 shots
Calories: 21kcal



  • Add all ingredients to a 16 oz mason jar.
  • Secure lid and shake until all ingredients are fully combined.
  • Pour a 1.52 ounce shot and drink one shot daily.
  • Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 1 month.


  • If you are using vanilla flavored stevia, there is no need to add vanilla extract.
  • Cinnamon will settle into after a couple hours in fridge.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g

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