Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe – Basic Tonic

Apple cider vinegar is amazing stuff with a myriad of health benefits. This basic apple cider vinegar tonic recipe can help you lose weight, combat fatigue, prevent leg cramps and night cramps, and so much more…

1-2 teaspoons raw, unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
1 glass water


Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Mix 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Take 3 times daily, before or during meals.

It’s not hard to make your own apple cider vinegar from either cores and peels or whole apples, check out the homemade cider vinegar recipe to see how easy it is.

If you’re using store-bought ACV be sure to get one that’s organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized in order to get the most benefit from it. Bragg’s make a really good quality cider vinegar. It’s the next best thing to your own homemade cider vinegar . It’s called Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Raw, Organic, Unfiltered, with the ‘mother’. You can order it online here. If it’s your first order with them use the discount code WEZ300 to get a bit of a discount off their already great prices.

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  1. recepta says:

    Yummy … this looks tasty. I hope it’s healthy too.

    • clarizza says:

      It tastes horrible. Very bitter and sour, and has the gross smell of strong vinegar. Very foul. Don’t get your hopes up.

      • Tammy says:

        That’s because your ph levels are off. After you drink it for a while and your blood is cleansed and at the right levels the taste will improve as well…

      • Sea Wolf says:

        It tastes like vinegar because it isn’t full of the sugar and other crap that you probably prefer. ACV tonic has been around longer than you, believe it or not. It isn’t anything new. ACV in the water for my laying hens also keeps them healthy and prevents them getting colds in the winter. ACV has more uses than this and maybe using your research skills will show you that it is indeed a very useful home remedy and resource.

  2. Cheryl Schistad says:

    HI Donna,
    Since you discussed the dangers of using ACV at full strength, what is the ratio for the 2 – 3 teaspoons of ACV to water that you would recommend…
    I love the idea of Kale chips but realize the kale by itself with OO and salt and ACV will be good enough for me.
    On another note, have you any ideas on what would cause someone to crave salt?
    Thank you for your blog….

  3. fareeda says:

    normally i take apple cider vinegar in the morning with out any food , seems to be very good and easy for the day.

  4. Jeanne says:

    Trying it now for the first time. Water is real cold,
    which helps. Seems o.k. If good for me, I will do it,
    and not gagging, lol :) lol…. so. It’s a “can do”
    drink. (Some aren’t!!!) To a great day for all. J

  5. Rita says:

    I have the same problem. The adrenal glands are fatigued,in other words tired from exess stress.investigate on this

  6. Gerald says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve come to this site and since then I have become a vegetarian.
    I just stopped by to colect some vege recipes and to say to all stay healthy eat organic and lay off the chemicals if at all possible

  7. steph says:

    would any kind of ACV work?

    • Donna says:

      Hi Steph, theoretically any type of ACV will work. But how the quality of the ACV is pretty critical. If it’s been pasteurized, all the good enzymes, and micro-organisms will be dead. If it’s not made from organic apples you may have pesticide residue in it. It’s best if it’s unfiltered too, but I would say that raw and organic are the most important qualities, in that order. You can always make your own too, I have a recipe and instructions for doing that here.

  8. Pixie says:

    Can I use honey instead of sugar when I make the recipe to grow Kombucha ?

    • Elizabeth says:

      No, honey may not be used because of its antibiotic properties. Use regular cane sugar (white) or a combination of white and evaporated cane juice. Make sure the label reads cane sugar otherwise you might be getting GMO products, i.e., from GMO beets.

  9. Debbie says:

    How do you keep the gnats from swarming around the covered jar? Thanks.

  10. Richie says:

    It really helps with my low stomach acid levels. Just feels good overall.

  11. Joy says:

    I just stopped by for this recipe..I have also been told that Stevia is good to add for the taste.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Just ran across this site — thank you. As to ACV, I’ve found the best for me is simply to fill a pint size canning jar with water and add 2 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar. Sip throughout the day especially before meals. Has done wonders for my bloating. Don’t take before bed — might result in frequent bathroom trips. Large amounts of the ACV, i.e., 2-3 Tblsp. resulted in my blood pressure being lowered by too much.

  13. Discoutech says:

    Very nice post. I absolutely appreciate this website. Continue
    the good work!

  14. Denise Grassart says:

    can you eat the stuff at the bottom of the bottle? Looks icky.

    • Donna says:

      You can eat it Denise, but you may not want to, more due to the texture than anything. If so just use a strainer when you are pouring the ACV off and you’re close to the bottom of the bottle.

      • Denise Grassart says:

        Thank you Donna. That’s what my instincts said, but I didn’t want to be throwing away something that was beneficial.

    • Stacy says:

      You should be shaking the bottle so that all of that stuff at the bottom is mixed in.

  15. dj says:

    I add a pinch of cinnamon and a few drops of vanilla stevia to the drink and it is very tasty

    • Donna says:

      Thanks dj, that sounds yummy! I love the combination of vanilla stevia and sour things, like lemon, lime, ACV. It kind of reminds me of vanilla cream sodas I think.

  16. Tammy says:

    Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, it’s a natural antinflamitory, it also helps to keep your blood sugar leveled out, and it makes it taste great!!!

  17. Madeline says:

    do u drink the whole thing and keep making more for the 3 times a day ?
    (apple cider vinegar tonic)
    Thank you !

  18. bertha says:

    can the ACV water be used by some one who is going through dialysis?

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