Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drinks

Apple cider vinegar drink recipes you’ll actually enjoy drinking! Four flavors including: Limeade, Ginger Spice, Honey Cayenne and Apple Pie. 

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are undeniable so I’m always looking for ways to include it in my diet that I actually enjoy. I started with basic recipes (like this apple cider vinegar dressing, apple cider vinegar coleslaw and apple cider vinegar chicken) and then I found the Bragg’s apple cider vinegar drinks at Whole Foods and other natural markets!

These drinks are a game-changer because they actually taste good.

I tried them a couple years ago and immediately became hooked and I decided to start creating my own at home. My first recreation went live almost four years ago (see my grape apple cider vinegar drink recipe here) and I’ve since expanded my testing to come up with four delicious and easy combos that I absolutely adore. I now make one of these apple cider vinegar drinks every day!

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Yup, I’ve created four apple cider vinegar drink recipes that you’ll actually enjoy drinking and with four flavors to choose from you’re bound to find one that you love. You might find yourself finishing these quickly because they’re delicious, not because you feel like you need to chug them down to get it over with.

Important notes for making your own apple cider vinegar drinks:

  • Be sure to use unrefined, unpasteurized and unfiltered apple cider vinegar “with the mother”. I always buy Bragg’s apple cider vinegar.
  • Three of the four drinks are sweetened with stevia. I’ve tried a ton of different brands, but for these drink I really like using the Wholesome Sweetener organic stevia blend with organic erythritol and stevia. I’ve also used the NuNaturals liquid stevia drops and like those as well. If you use another brand or liquid stevia you’ll likely have to play around with the amount to meet your taste preference. I’ve found that 1 teaspoon of powdered stevia is equivalent to about 10-12 drops, but brands differ so I’d recommend experimenting.
  • I usually make these drinks in a pint size mason jar. Just add the ingredients, top with a lid and shake.
  • I find that the drinks taste best when they’re really cold. Feel free to shake with ice (like a cocktail) or chill in the fridge before drinking.

See all the flavors and recipes below:

Limeade Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

If you like lemonade or citrusy drinks, this one will definitely be your jam because it legit tastes like limeade. My husband, Isaac, requests that I make this one for him all the time.

Limeade Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 cups of cold water

Mix together and serve cold.

Ginger Spice Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

It’s hard to pick favorites because all the flavors are good, but this one is probably my absolute favorite. The ground ginger adds a hint of spice, it’s perfect for soothing an upset tummy and I love how easy it is to whip up with the ground ginger.

Ginger Spice Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 cups of cold water

Mix together and serve cold.

Apple Pie Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

The apple pie flavor is a classic in my mind because it’s very similar to my original apple pie drink. It’s extra sweet with the apple juice and cinnamon so it’s the perfect way to kick an craving for sweets. I love to enjoy this one right after dinner or as a way to get through the afternoon munchies.  

Apple Pie Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons organic apple juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of cold water

Mix together and serve cold.

Honey Cayenne Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

The honey cayenne flavor is great for anyone who prefers not to use stevia and doesn’t mind a little natural sugar. It has a hint of cayenne, which gives it a metabolism boosting effect. I recommend making this one with warm or hot water because otherwise the honey doesn’t really dissolve. Once the honey has dissolved you can drink it warm/hot or put it in the fridge to chill before drinking! I love serving it up warm as a relaxing drink before bed on a cold, winter evening, but it’s also great for soothing a sore throat. And feel free to leave the cayenne out if you don’t want the added spice.

Honey Cayenne Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (ideally raw and local)
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of warm/hot water

Mix together until honey has dissolved. Serve warm or pop in the fridge to chill.

PS: Don’t take shots of apple cider vinegar!

Every time I hear someone say they take apple cider vinegar shots I cringe. Unless you’re diluting that vinegar, shots are not a good thing! Undiluted apple cider vinegar is very acidic and can damage your teeth and esophagus. Always, always, always dilute apple cider vinegar when you’re drinking it, ideally using a 10:1 ratio. If you’re using a shot glass with the 10:1 ratio, just do 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and fill the rest of the shot glass with water. And let’s be honest here. Shots of apple cider vinegar (even when diluted) are similar to taking a shot of alcohol. They’re tolerable, but they’re certainly not fun and they taste pretty awful. Make one of these apple cider vinegar drinks instead!

I can’t wait to hear what you think of these apple cider vinegar drink recipes! Let me know how they turn out in the comment section or share a photo on social media. Just be sure to tag me (@eatingbirdfood + #eatingbirdfood) so that I see it!

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Ginger Spice Apple Cider Vinegar Drink in a mason jar.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink


Description

It’s hard to pick favorites because all the flavors are good, but this one is probably my absolute favorite. The ground ginger adds a hint of spice, it’s perfect for soothing an upset tummy and I love how easy it is to whip up with the ground ginger.


Ingredients

Limeade Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon stevia or other natural sweetener*
  • 2 cups of cold water

Ginger Spice Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon stevia or other natural sweetener*
  • 2 cups of cold water

Apple Pie Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons organic apple juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon stevia or other natural sweetener*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of cold water

Honey Cayenne Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (ideally raw and local)
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of warm/hot water

Instructions

Mix together, taste and add more sweetener if needed. Serve cold over ice.

Notes

  • I’ve found that 1 teaspoon of powdered stevia is equivalent to about 10-12 drops, but brands differ so I’d recommend experimenting.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. I wanted to take Apple cider vinegar for some digest tissues I have. I was really anxious about the bitter taste. But, after using some of your recipes I found it more appealing than I thought. Thank you!

  2. My husband drinks acv and has been urging me to drink also, but have found it hard to drink because of the acidicness. I have IBS, food intolerances and allergies, and am following the low fodmap diet. So glad I came across your site, never thought to use Stevia, duh! ☺️. Both acv and Stevia are low fodmap. Will definitely be making up some of your recipes. Thankyou.

  3. I have been having cramps in my joints especially in my hands and fingers. I heard Apple Cider Vinegar was good for them. How much vinegar and water and does this work? Please let me know.

  4. I’ve tried all 4 of these recipes and loved them all. I use the Tru Lime powder in place of lime juice and local honey in place of Stevia (allergies). To mix, I put all ingredients, except water, iinto mason jar with small amount of warm water and shake…helps spices to mix better, then I add ice cold unflavored sparkling mineral water from Trader Joe’s. They were all awesome in taste and thirst quenching. Thanks so much.

  5. This may sound silly since water is used in all of these but is there any downside to using ice in the drink. I found the colder the drink the more tolerable. Thanks for any replies.

  6. I made the apple pie acv drink and it is very good. I used the one with 2 tb acv, 2 tb apple juice. You have the same named recipe with only 1 tb ACV. I’m wondering why? I’m looking forward to trying all five ACV drink recipes.

  7. Loving the limeade and ginger combos! I haven’t been using sweetener and they taste great. Thank you!

    • Hey Terri – I usually make these drinks in a pint size mason jar. Just add the ingredients, top with a lid and shake. You can drink it all in one sitting or over a period of time, it doesn’t matter!

  8. I just made the limeade drink with acv my son and I made at home. I used my neighbor’s honey instead of stevia. We loved it! Can’t wait to try them all!

  9. I made and tried the Limeade ACV drink, and yes ma’am, it was right on the money! It was so good, I immediately text my sister and told her to try it! I’m ready to make a pitcher of that recipe, alone 🙂🙂

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Jaclyn! I’m so glad you enjoyed the limeade ACV drink. 🙂 Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it!

    • Hey Nicole – There are many factors that go into loosing weight including your diet and exercise routine. With that said, ACV does help with weight loss by breaking down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them. You can read more about the benefits of ACV here.

  10. I want to try the acv with lemon juice,cayenne pepper and honey. How much water do is use? Do you drink it all at one time or over a period of time?

  11. It’s not your recipe but in a mason jar i made one with 2TBS ACV, 2 TBS lemon juice, some cayenne, ginger, cinnamon, and 1 TBS chia seeds with some water. The next day I drank it and noticed a metallic taste off an on. Have you experienced this and do you know possible why it’s happening?

  12. I have a quick (potentially dumb question.) when you make one of these drinks, is the intent to drink it all in one sitting, or throughout the day?

    Thank you!

    Michaela

  13. I’m new here but for your Ginger and your cinnamon to makes you use a whisk and a pinch of water and they would be able to mix better did you find anything I’m trying your recipes for the first time so I will comment after I try them I’m going to try several things because my daughter and I are both going to try these detox hopefully this will help me with my weight and my heart problems

  14. I love the taste of the apple and the ginger. However, I can not get the ginger or the cinnamon to dissolve. I tried a submersion blender but it didn’t work. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

  15. Would love to be able to print each of these Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks separately. I can’t figure out how to do that. Only one of the drinks comes up when I use your “print recipe” link. Help?

  16. I mix one shot of ACV with 8 ounces apple juice. I hardly taste the vinegar but am getting all the benefits. Would not be good on Keto diet because of high carbs and sugar.

  17. What time of the day is best to drink this and/or how many times a day? I’m going to try the ginger one tomorrow when I get the right ACV. Thank you.

  18. What horrible advice for recipies Stevia is more less poison if your diabetic it raises your blood sugar !!!

  19. You are a life/money saver!!! I was searching online specifically for two of these recipes! My kiddos always steal my drink and so one bottle to share doesn’t go very far… this saves a ton of money! THANK YOU!!!! Love the convenience of the ground ginger, but now I want to keep a little of fresh ginger on hand to throw in. MMMMMM!

  20. When is the best time of the day to drink apple cider vinegar? I’m looking forward to making the Limeade!

  21. Not sure why you need the stevia. These drinks are very good without it. Since I have been making the ginger one, I actually crave it and it has curved my cravings for sugar/chocolate. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. I’m drinking the Limade one right now, and it’s SO good! This will be a daily occurrence, thank you so much for the recipes!

  23. For the lime one, if I replaced with lemons. Do you think it would taste like Lemonade? Or is the ACV too strong?

  24. I have been obsessed with the ginger ACV drink! Thank you so much for creating a recipe. I’ll definitely save more money now! haha Have loved your blog for years. Thanks for continuing to put out great content. Cheers.

  25. Couldn’t fit 2 cups of water in my large mug. Only 1 1/2. The Honey Cayenne Drink tasted great. It’s winter and I love warm drinks in the morning. Always wanted to add apple cider vinegar to my regimen, but couldn’t imagine being able to swallow the “shots.” Thank you.

    • Sure! You can use another natural zero calorie sweetener like monk fruit OR a regular sweetener like honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar. You’ll likely just have to play around the amount until you get the sweetness level you like. If you decide to use honey, you may want to use warm water because honey doesn’t really dissolve in cold water. Hope this helps! Let me know if you try these recipes. 🙂

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