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

Keywords: apple cider vinegar drink

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    107 comments
    1. Nicole Colborn
      April 14, 2021 AT 9:04 am

      Just tried the Limeade Apple Cider Vinegar drink, and I was surprised by how good this is! I don’t like a heavy vinegar taste, but this did not have it. I am so glad because I keep reading about all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and wanted to give it a try. Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 14, 2021 AT 12:00 pm

        Woo! That makes me so happy to hear, Nicole! Thanks for making this drink and leaving a review. I appreciate it!

    2. Pat
      April 9, 2021 AT 8:53 am

      I’ve recently found out the company that makes this glorious drink had stopped making it! Another excellent product gone from the shelves.its substitute is so awful! Tastes like diluted lemon juice from one of those plastic lemons you never buy in the veggie dept.its disgusting. Dont know why they decided this.it was a reliable company.
      Thanks for offering the recipe. I haven’t tried it yet, hoping its the same as original LIMEADE.
      Take care
      Be well

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 9, 2021 AT 12:45 pm

        Let me know if you try it, Pat!

    3. Eva
      April 2, 2021 AT 10:35 am

      I do not have digestion issues anymore. ACV really helped detoxify my digestive tract. Thanks for these!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 2, 2021 AT 1:47 pm

        That makes me so happy to hear, Eva!! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying these drinks.

    4. Kim
      March 30, 2021 AT 5:25 pm

      Could you drink all of these warm

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2021 AT 11:49 pm

        I think that would be fine!

    5. Sharon
      March 13, 2021 AT 9:02 am

      Silly questions…
      I am going to try this recipe today and I was thinking…

      For flavoring, can I add pumpkin pie spice?
      For this drink, can you add extracts like vanilla or coconut or almond?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 14, 2021 AT 4:41 pm

        You could totally do pumpkin pie spice if you like the flavor!

    6. Tracy
      March 9, 2021 AT 5:06 pm

      Hi name is Tracy and i have just recentily started ACV.ijust bought the ingrediants to make the limeade and made it today. I enjoy it very light and refreshing a great drink for the spring and summer.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 9, 2021 AT 11:31 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this drink, Tracy! 🙂

    7. Desirea Herald
      February 18, 2021 AT 12:48 pm

      The limeade is amazing I can’t stand acv but when I made it with your recipe it help me awhole lot to tolerate the acv and I agree drinking it super cold or over ice does the job

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 18, 2021 AT 1:50 pm

        So glad you love the limeade one!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    8. Lauren
      January 18, 2021 AT 8:52 pm

      I enjoy doing Vinegar apple juice cinnamon Apple pie cider

    9. Adelynn
      October 25, 2020 AT 7:40 pm

      Taste is great and I used a liquid stevia. Easy to mix as well.

    10. MARY Brown
      October 18, 2020 AT 11:21 pm

      Can you make these recipes in advance and keep them in the refrigerator?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 19, 2020 AT 9:15 am

        Yes! I do this all of the time.

    11. Mary Ann Stabile
      October 3, 2020 AT 5:21 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2020 AT 7:52 pm

        Oh yay!! Glad you enjoyed this drink, Mary Ann. Thanks for giving this recipe a shot and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

    12. Jo Cowell
      September 28, 2020 AT 2:57 am

      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.

    13. Janette
      August 21, 2020 AT 9:27 am

      Do you drink the hole jar over the day

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 21, 2020 AT 2:09 pm

        I’ll sometimes drink it all at once or over the course of the day. 🙂

    14. Evelyn Jones
      August 11, 2020 AT 3:12 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 11, 2020 AT 6:04 pm

        Hey Evelyn – Here is a post on the benefits of ACV that might be helpful for you to read. All the recipes with liquid ratios for these ACV drinks are listed above. 🙂

    15. Tonde
      July 30, 2020 AT 9:16 am

      Loving these ACV drinks

    16. Stephen Ryan
      July 22, 2020 AT 9:43 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2020 AT 11:24 pm

        You’re so welcome, Stephen! So glad you’re loving these ACV drinks. I appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. 🙂

    17. breanna
      July 9, 2020 AT 8:25 pm

      can you use cold water intstead of hot for the honey cayenne acv drink ??

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 9, 2020 AT 11:42 pm

        Hey Breanna – That should be just fine. 🙂

    18. DAN
      July 4, 2020 AT 7:06 am

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 5, 2020 AT 6:20 pm

        Hey Dan! You could totally add ice to the drinks!

    19. Mary LUX
      June 18, 2020 AT 7:14 am

      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.

    20. Bevy
      June 17, 2020 AT 1:03 pm

      Have you ever mixed it with nhot tea

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 17, 2020 AT 5:28 pm

        With hot tea? I haven’t.

    21. Tori
      June 9, 2020 AT 8:48 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2020 AT 4:15 pm

        So glad you’re loving this ACV drink, Tori!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    22. Terri
      May 23, 2020 AT 3:49 pm

      What size Mason jar and do you drink it all down or sip throughout the day ?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 24, 2020 AT 11:07 pm

        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!

    23. Emily
      May 7, 2020 AT 4:53 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 7, 2020 AT 8:02 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed this ACV drink. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    24. JaclynScott
      April 28, 2020 AT 10:36 pm

      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 🙂🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 29, 2020 AT 12:51 am

        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!

    25. Nicole
      April 6, 2020 AT 12:12 am

      Will mixing apple cider vinegar with honey and lemon juice in any type of water help me lose weight

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2020 AT 1:39 pm

        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.

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