Ginger Tincture


Fresh ginger root

Good quality 40% Vodka


Homemade ginger tincture is easy to make and very versatile. It can be taken as a supplement by adding a few drops to a smoothie or tea, or it can be used in a dressing for salads or added to other meals to enhance their flavour.


Step 1

Make sure you have a clean storage jar or bottle that is air tight, a sharp knife, a chopping board, some sticky labels and a pen.

Step 2

Rinse the ginger in water and dry with a paper towel. Slice the ginger into thick slices or chunks and place them in the air tight jar or bottle filling it to the top.

Step 3

Add enough vodka to cover the ginger completely, seal the jar and clearly label it with the date you bottled it, what it actually is, and the decant date which will be 4-6weeks after bottling. You can leave it longer if you want to.

Step 4

Place the labeled jar somewhere at room temperature, not on direct heat and not in direct sunshine. Airing cupboards are usually a good place to put them.

Step 5

Wait 4-6 weeks or longer and then decant (strain) into another jar or bottle. Label the jar with the date you decanted it and what it is and then store in a cool dark place such as your kitchen cupboard. Your ginger tincture will last for a long time due to its alcohol base.

Please ensure you research the ingredients for any cautions etc and please read the disclaimer prior to use.


This tincture is NOT safe to drink as an alcoholic beverage and may need to be considered when taking your alcohol intake into account.

Please consult your doctor prior to use and read the disclaimer.

This Tincture Is NOT to Be Used by People Who Take/Have:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Bleeding disorders
  • A risk of hemorrhage
  • Gallstones
  • Kidneystones
  • Morning sickness

Overdoses of Ginger Can Lead To:

  • Stomach ulcers
  • Hypersensitivity causing dermatitis
  • Nervous system depression
  • Cardiac arrhythmias



Adults: 2-10 drops in water two to three times a day.

This dosage can also be added to tea or a smoothie or even drizzled on your meal.