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Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Recipe

(4.9 from 10 votes)

This apple cider vinegar and lemon juice recipe uses just a few simple ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious beverage that has many health benefits.

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  • PREP TIME 4 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • COOK TIME 0 mins
  • CALORIES 49 kcal
Two glasses of vinegar and lemon juice drinks, with white straws, whole lemons, and lemon leaves around
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Tuyet Pham

Tuyet Pham

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Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Luna Regina

Luna Regina

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Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of and, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

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Lizzie is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications.
Comments/ Reviews
Recipe Rating
  • Jamie

    September 28, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Great article! I loooove acv.
    Keep up the great content!

    • Dave

      March 22, 2022 at 12:05 PM

      Good morning drink .
      Try to sip on when at desktop.

  • Qurratulainch advocate

    May 2, 2021 at 9:19 PM

    I think great about apple cider vinegar and lemon recipe

  • Trina carpenter

    June 29, 2021 at 10:14 AM

    It very refreshing I drink it in the morning before breakfast and before I eat dinner is that good

    • Luna Regina

      June 29, 2021 at 9:41 PM

      Hi Trina. As long as it’s within your daily calories/sugar intakes, it should be ok!

  • Kayekethia evans

    July 25, 2021 at 10:25 AM

    Just want to try cidar and lemon juice to lose weight still don’t know

    • Luna Regina

      July 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM

      You can try it in place of the usual high-calorie, high-sugar drinks and see how that goes. Good luck!

    • Anita Sloane

      January 23, 2022 at 6:47 PM

      I drink it in the morning only but find it very refreshing no need to sweeten it in any way I’m on a keto diet just started as I’m really over weight seriously obese I’ve started keto diet is it ok on keto to carry on drinking this

  • Scott

    September 19, 2021 at 3:29 AM

    I read article, recipe but confused on exactly how much to take drink daily for health and potential weight loss. Is it 15 ml or consume the full recipe at on sitting?

    • Luna Regina

      September 19, 2021 at 9:01 PM

      Hi Scott, 15ml is the amount of apple cider vinegar only. You can follow the recipe and drink one full serving in one sitting.

  • Lorraine Canino

    October 22, 2021 at 8:59 AM

    does it need to be refridgerated or can it be left out?

    • Luna Regina

      October 24, 2021 at 7:59 PM

      Hi Lorraine :). It’s best to refrigerate it to avoid it spoiling.

  • Patrick McKay

    January 12, 2022 at 11:40 PM

    The once to twice daily recipe I use is: 2 table spoons organic, raw, unfiltered ACV with 1 fresh juiced lemon in 16oz water. .*NO ADDED SUGAR*
    I take it mainly to stop stomach upsets from among Ozempic (semaglutide for Diabetes II).
    Secondly, it also helps reduce appetite, and I’ll know by Jan. 2023 if there’s any truth to ACV + lemon juice for lowering blood sugars/cholesterol.

    • Luna Regina

      January 14, 2022 at 12:15 AM

      Thanks for sharing your recipe, Patrick, and good luck with your health journey!

    • Debra

      September 30, 2022 at 9:25 AM

      @ Patrick McKay – How is blood sugar and cholesterol?
      @Luna Regina – Thank you for sharing!

  • Santan Fernandes

    January 31, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    It’s a good combination of lemon and organic apple cedar.
    Serve with mints leave it’s will taste awesome and feel good to have in the morning on a empty stomach.

    • Luna Regina

      February 1, 2022 at 5:25 PM


  • Ken

    February 7, 2022 at 6:36 PM

    Like it with just water lemon and acv 2tsp acv 2tsp lemon juuice 8 oz water! tastes great!

    • Luna Regina

      February 8, 2022 at 9:46 PM

      Thanks, Ken!

  • Wilna Kotze

    February 15, 2022 at 7:03 AM

    Can I drink 2 x 750ml of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice with salt and pepper per day? Is it dangerous for your colon etc.

    • Luna Regina

      February 16, 2022 at 8:05 PM

      Hi Wilna, 750ml of ACV sounds like a lot. We advise following this recipe closely to avoid any unforeseen issues.

  • Bud

    February 17, 2022 at 4:02 PM

    I drink apple cider vinegar and lemon juice and water. As a flush
    2 cups water
    2 tbsp ACV
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    I just drink it down I don’t sip it. I do this two or three times a day. Is this being harmful in any way. It seems to regulate my bowels eases joint and back pain.

    • Luna Regina

      February 18, 2022 at 12:01 AM

      Hi Bud, this looks a lot similar to the base of this recipe so there may be no harm. Read our ‘How Often Should You Drink It?’ section for details on frequency.

  • Gwen

    February 18, 2022 at 12:44 AM

    I had heard about this before but now I am ready to try it. To cut the stomach fat, lower my blood sugar and blood pressure, and lastly to cut down on the Kidney Stones is enough for me to give it a try

    • Luna Regina

      February 18, 2022 at 3:36 AM

      All the best with your health, Gwen!

  • Caroline

    April 27, 2022 at 9:18 PM

    I love all your recipes, keep up the good work and thank your for your time.

    • Luna Regina

      April 27, 2022 at 10:07 PM

      So glad you loved it, Caroline!

  • Melody Moreno

    May 6, 2022 at 9:45 AM

    Absolutely delicious and tastes great too! We used Meyer lemons hope that was okay…….Thank you very much for this recipe and we hope to drop a few pounds here and there.

    • Luna Regina

      June 5, 2022 at 7:17 PM

      So glad you loved it!

  • Melody Moreno

    May 6, 2022 at 9:52 AM

    Delicious and tart as a summer drink. Very easy recipe that you can fanagle with cinnamon and such. We hope to drop a few pounds of tummy tires that are clinging in our sixties.

    • Luna Regina

      May 6, 2022 at 9:20 PM

      Thanks, Melody!

  • Marie

    May 8, 2022 at 3:26 PM

    Is it ok to take on empty stomach in morning. Just half lemon apple cider in glass warm water.

    • Luna Regina

      May 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM

      Hey Marie, it should be fine! Just see how your stomach responds to it. Some fare pretty well while others can’t tolerate it on an empty stomach

  • Kezzie

    May 16, 2022 at 2:05 PM

    Is there a time between ACV & Lemon to take medication please?

    • Luna Regina

      May 16, 2022 at 10:05 PM

      Hi Kezzie, you may want to ask your doc about that for accurate advice.

  • Cindy lavergne

    May 30, 2022 at 4:49 AM

    Awsome recipes. Thank you.!

    • Luna Regina

      May 30, 2022 at 7:45 PM

      Thanks, Cindy.

  • Sigrid

    March 28, 2023 at 1:20 PM

    What if I drank coffee first?
    • Luna Regina

      March 30, 2023 at 2:49 AM

      Hi Sigrid, Since you're mentioning coffee, we assume that you're having both in the morning, with or without breakfast. If you drink both on an empty stomach, there's a small chance that you'll hurt your stomach linings since both coffee and vinegar are acidic. Our stomachs are built to withstand acidic foods and drinks (its digestive fluid is acidic too), but introducing more acidic fluids can put it at risk. It's recommended that you eat something before drinking the two. They don't interact with each other to produce a harmful substance, if that's your main concern. Also, dilute your vinegar (it's 2 to 3 pH, very acidic) as shown in our recipe before you drink.
  • Arthur Botha

    May 13, 2023 at 8:24 AM

  • Uchechi

    May 16, 2023 at 6:25 AM

    For someone with fibroids or cysts, how should the person take it
    • Luna Regina

      May 18, 2023 at 2:59 AM

      Hi Uchechi, as of now, there hasn't been enough scientific studies on the effects of apple cider vinegar on fibroids so we can't definitively recommend a dose. However, since ACV is relatively low-risk, you can probably add it to your diet as a health supplement. To be safe, please consult with your doctor and GP prior to taking this drink.