How to take Apple Cider Vinegar

How to take Apple Cider Vinegar

There are tonnes of ways you can take apple cider vinegar. Whether you bake it into a tasty dessert, mix it into your daily smoothie or keep it simple with a glass of water, you can be sure to find enough ways to take ACV without getting bored. 

At OSU, we’ve been crafting premium Apple Cider Vinegar for 200 years, so we know of a few fun ways you can take ACV. If you don’t believe us, you can check out our recipes, or read below to find out more. 

ACV Dosages 

How much apple cider vinegar you should use will depend on what you are making, as well as how many portions you are making. 

If you’re adding ACV into a drink for yourself, then we’d recommend using just one part (20ml), to nine parts of liquid. We’d recommend taking no more than 30ml of Apple Cider Vinegar per day. 

We’d also be careful not to add too much ACV to any food or drink recipes. As it is acidic, too much apple cider vinegar can make the flavours too overbearing. 

How to drink Apple Cider Vinegar 

There are lots of ways you can enjoy ACV in a tasty beverage. Whether you’re after a light, refreshing tonic or a fruity smoothie, you can see some ways below. 

Mixing it with water 

The simplest way to drink ACV would be to take it as a shot, however, we wouldn’t recommend this. Apple Cider Vinegar is acidic, so taking it straight might not do your teeth any favours! 

After taking a shot, diluting Apple Cider Vinegar with water is the next simplest way you can drink it. This may not be the most exciting method, however, at OSU, we have two delicious flavours for you to choose from. You can choose from Apple Cider Vinegar with Apple Juice or the sweeter Apple Cider Vinegar with Blueberry & Pomegranate. ACV is known for its sharp flavour, so all OSU products are mixed with natural fruit juices to give some much-needed sweetness. 

Smoothies, tonics and more 

One of the great things about ACV is its versatility, especially if it’s flavoured. You can try adding Apple Cider Vinegar to an array of exciting smoothies, tonics, juices and more. 

For a refreshing summer beverage, you can try ACV with fresh fruit and sparkling water, or even tonic water. Remember to add ice (or frozen berries) during summer and spruce up the flavours with some fresh, fragrant sprigs of rosemary. 

ACV is also great for adding to smoothies, as its flavours can really complement the rest of the ingredients. To mix up your usual smoothie, try you can try this blueberry and banana smoothie bowl. Simply add more milk or another milk alternative to make this recipe more drinkable. 

If you’re in the mood for something less fruity and a pick me up, Apple Cider Vinegar is great for mixing into hot tea as well as iced tea and coffees. This turmeric latte is packed with unique, interesting flavours. 

ACV food recipes 

Apple Cider Vinegar can be mixed into lots of different food recipes. With its various interesting flavours, it can complement a range of flavours in different ways, whether this is sweet, savoury or somewhere in between. 

When should I take Apple Cider Vinegar? 

Due to its versatility, ACV can be taken at any time of the day.  

As breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you may as well make it something special. Pancakes are a tasty and simple dish with which you add your own personal touch. Simply mix ACV into the batter, then top with whatever you like. Try this blueberry pancake recipe to start your day with something sweet, or even add bacon and syrup for an American-style sweet and savoury flavour. 

ACV can even be added to veggie sushi for a light lunch. Season the rice with ACV and add veg, salad and condiments to make the recipe your own (although we enjoy sweet potato, avocado and sriracha mayo with ours!) 

For the ultimate, plant-based feast at dinner time, this veggie cauliflower burger packs thick cauliflower steaks with soy sauce, ginger, turmeric and of course, Apple Cider Vinegar. Or you could try steamed ginger & garlic cod, which you could season however you like. At OSU, we opted for soy sauce, garlic, ginger and OSU ACV. 

No meal would be complete without a dessert. Treat yourself to a no-bake layered blueberry cheesecake to finish your day on a high. With oats, cream cheese, fresh blueberries, this dessert is packed with interesting flavours and textures. 

Other ways to use ACV 

There are a few other ways people tend to use Apple Cider Vinegar, which (unfortunately) doesn’t involve drinking or eating. 

Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse 

ACV can smooth, shine and moisturise your hair, whilst making it less frizzy. There are various Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoos on the market, however for a DIY ACV hair rinse, you can simply add 5 tablespoons of ACV to 1 litre of water. After you shampoo and condition your hair, simply spray and let it absorb into your hair.  

ACV for skin care 

A few people also use Apple Cider Vinegar as part of their skincare routine; however, we wouldn’t recommend trying this. ACV is acidic, so it can cause irritation, especially to sensitive skin. 


There you have it! There are tonnes of unique ways you can take Apple Cider Vinegar. You can follow our recipes or use them for inspiration to create your own tasty ACV drinks and meals.