Balanced Spiced Honey Apple Cider Vinegar Blood Sugar Tonic ‘Shot’.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 19, 2020

You might be wondering, who on earth would want to drink apple cider vinegar (ACV)?? I know…BUT, this ‘shot’ is delicious and ACV has a ton of benefits! Just ensure that you select ACV that is raw, unfiltered, with the ‘mother’ (the ‘mother’ is the best part, containing dozens of strains of bacteria (probiotics), as well as digestive enzymes)! Drinking a ‘shot’ daily is said to: Help balance blood sugar by blocking the absorption of starch in the body, aid in digestion by boosting the acidity and production of stomach acid, contains pectin, which also aids in digestion and has been found in a number of studies to help with weight loss, balances PH to support detoxification (the acetic acid in ACV naturally helps balance your body’s pH, this stimulates your circulation, thereby aiding your body’s detox abilities), cleanses lymph nodes to support detoxification (ACV has unique acids that act as a chelator - binding with toxins to help safely remove them from the body), rich in enzymes and nutrients (ACV is actually a nutrient powerhouse, full of enzymes, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals). Basically, you can think of these shots as a multivitamin, a digestion booster, a probiotic, and a blood sugar balancer in liquid form. Last, but not least, if you’ve been overindulgent with eating sweets or carb-heavy foods, take a few shots and it’ll help you. Need anymore reasons to drink a shot a day?!?!?! it's worth it, trust me, I drink a shot daily!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

  • Yields: 6-8 Tonic Shots


1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (raw, unfiltered AND especially with the ‘mother’)

1-2 tablespoons raw, unpasteurized honey, to taste

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 dash cayenne pepper

2 cups of warm/hot water

True Ceylon Cinnamon!

A splash of love


Pour ingredients into a mason jar, shake well until all ingredients are combined…as simple as that! Dust with cinnamon, another blood sugar balancer!

You can serve warm or chill (I prefer chilled as the tonic has a nice refreshing spiced, sweet apple cider flavour…yum)! Store your elixir the fridge for up to a week, just shake and pour 1-2 tablespoons/day into a shot glass and enjoy! Note: Always drink apple cider vinegar with water, ideally using a 10:1 ratio (undiluted apple cider vinegar is very acidic, make one of these apple cider vinegar shots instead)!