Apple Cider Vinegar Shots!

I have heard it all! From cancer to high cholesterol and from weight loss to glowing skin this natural tonic has received a lot of well rounded praise. I thought I would share with you some of the many benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and kick my Saturday night off right with a little experiment. If you are feeling goofing you can do a shot like me – or I recommend diluting it in a little water or juice.

Benefits and Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar:

Weight Loss. A dose of ACV can curb cravings and help reduce your appetite. I love to eat but do find when I drink ACV I am able to eat more mindfully and thoughtfully.

Natural antibiotic Properties. If you have a tummy ache or are suffering from diarrhea (I still cannot spell the word diarrhea on the first try.) a little diluted ACV in water could aide in bad bacteria in the tummy.

For a Happy Hour- drink before you dine! That is, drink a little ACV before you eat to prevent indigestion or an upset tummy. This can be great if you are eating out and know that your tummy might be in line for some rock and roll.

Energy elixir and hangover cure! A shot of ACV or a shot in a cool glass of water, or veggie or fruit juice is a great boost before a workout or after! ACV contains enzymes that can bring you a lift! It is also a great aide to a hangover (not that I would know) as it can help relieve the build up of lactic acid in the body.

Aid in allergy and colds. Some say that ACV can help with sinus drainage and even assist in a sore throat. I personally have never found the ACV to aide in a sore throat but find it is good on the onset. So when you feel that tickle in your throat sip a little (or gargle) ACV and warm water to kill those germs and prevent illness.
Some folks also say that a spoonful of ACV can cure the hiccups. Hmmm…

Smile! Gargle some ACV to remove stains from your teeth. A quick swish after your morning tea or coffee should do the trick! (Also a great bacteria killer for gums and mouth.)

Blood Sugar levels. ACV can assist in controlling high blood sugar levels so it is often used as a natural way to aide and treat those suffering from Diabetes.

Word to the wise! Do not shoot it like I do in this video all the time. Like lemons, the acidity of the ACV can begin to wear down on your dental enamel making your teeth sensitive and yellow. (No!) Dilute or add a pinch of baking soda to reduce some of the acidity. As always, be mindful and practice moderation.

You can purchase Apple Cider Vinegar at most stores. Look for Organic and look for “The Mother”

Share your ACV tips, trades and stories below and most importantly- party on!


PS: The song in the video is called TO CURE WHAT AILS- by SHAKEY GRAVES. Click here for more music.


    • says

      Everyone is different and should take note of their individual experience- but I suggest you do an experiment of once a day. I have friends who just start out their morning with a little ACV and water or a small capful. I know others who do it up to three times a day- diluted. :)

  1. Tal says

    Hi Adriene

    I so enjoy your YouTube Yoga practices and your posts!
    so thank you for them!
    I have a question regarding the ACV, i live in Israel and we don’t have here unfiltered ACV or a one with “The Mother” (what is that anyway?!), i have found only an organic filtered one. will it do the trick as well?

    Thanx a bunch

    • says

      Hi there! As far as I know “the mother” is the substance you see in the ACV and is the best part of the ACV- meaning the most beneficial. Often I think we get scared of swallowing that weird substance at the bottom – but that is the mother and apparently she is great for digestion. (I am laughing as I write this)
      I also found this from the Bragg Live Foods site: “The mother is the dark, cloudy substance in the ACV formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues – it appears as molecules of protein connected in strand-like chains. The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed. Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes and minerals that other vinegars may not contain due to over processing, filtration and overheating.”

      So the unfiltered as the good stuff in it. But I don’t think that the filtered is bad for you- but it does not have the nutrients you are seeking.

      Hope this helps! Love from Texas.

  2. says

    I saw the video a few days ago and thought, “well, here I am sipping mine like a wuss through a straw, diluted.” :p I recently started taking this in the morning first thing and at night, the first change I noticed was my skin tone. It’s been 2 weeks now and I’m going to continue with it. I’m going to have to get a gallon of it next time!

    • says

      You are not a wuss! You are SMART! I actually just got a bottle of ACV mixed with concord grape juice and it really is great!

  3. Carol says

    ACV is also fantastic as a facial toner. I mix half ACV with half water and a few drops of tea tree. Try it!

    • sabrina says

      so you drink ACV even with the tea tree oil I mean It is vinegar I didn’t know you could drink it can you drink it with alcohol and make real shots with it because when I watched the video I thought you were mixing it with something idk ?

  4. Griff says

    I’ve been trying to take shots of Braggs the past few days and I can’t handle it. It was literally worse than any alcohol shot I’ve ever tried! And I’ve tried them all. I also have trouble getting it down in water, even 16 oz which is twice what Braggs recommends.

    Aside from honey, any tips for making it taste better?

    • says

      You are not alone! Lord have mercy they can be rough. I still think a shot of Everclear (not that I have EVER done that ;)) would be worse- but hey, to each his own.
      Ok, in all seriousness, I got a great tip off another viewer that I tried and loved. Mix it with a little unsweetened pineapple juice and a little bit of honey. Go for that local honey if you can find it for extra benefits! I also put it in a little organic apple juice and that was good. Just a little breakfast elixir not a pint glass works best for me.

      We can do this. 😉

      Let me know how it goes!

  5. Melissa says

    I just took a doubleshot straight. Its definitely distasteful BUT hey desperate calls for desperate measures I want all the benefits of it 😀

  6. says

    Helly Adriene!
    I think I will start trying some ACV tonight as everyone in my house is sick and I feel myself getting a bit under the weather.
    Just wanted to mention, I just started using ACV as a hair conditioner. I’ve been trying this “no-poo” method lately. As in no shampoo and not meaning major constipation just to be clear. But basically you stop using shampoo and replace it with a 1cup water to 1 Tbs baking soda solution for conditioner you use 1 cup water to 2Tbs ACV solution. The baking soda mix you massage into your scalp and the ACV mis you work into your tips and body of hair.
    You save money and from what I’ve heard its healthier for your hair.
    Keep up the good work Adriene! Huge fan of you. Most well roundeded and down to earth yogi bear I’ve encountered by far.

    • Lydia says

      I did the baking soda/ACV for about 6 months, then my hair broke out in HORRIBLE split ends. Turns out, taking your scalp from basic to acidic over and over again does some damage. I switched to castile soap and aloe vera gel. Now I’m water only washing, and I still follow up with an ACV rinse. I’d highly recommend googling a PH balanced shampoo recipe!!!

      • Megan says

        Mine did the exact same thing Lydia! Tried this out for about 3 months about a year ago and my poor hair is still recovering :(

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  9. emmanuella says

    Adriene when do you drink a acv? do you start your day off with it? in that shot glass?

  10. Caitlin says

    I have just one question. You warn about the acidity and how it can wear down your teeth. My question is that previously you said that gargling ACV is good for your teeth? Do you rinse your mouth with water afterwards?

  11. Letty says

    Personally, I have found that it CAN cure hiccups. Not 100% of the time,but when water doesn’t work I go to vinegar. =]

  12. Ash says

    I take a shot before each meal every day and brush my teeth after would that help with the ACV not messing up my teeth?

  13. Adrienne says


    I juice most mornings so I was wondering does it make any difference wether you dilute it in a glass of water or add to a glass of juice?

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