Fire Cider Recipe
Fire Cider is an herbal remedy often used to help prevent seasonal illness such as colds and the flu. While Fire Cider itself hasn’t been scientifically studied for immune support (probably because there are varying recipes), several of the common ingredients carry their own immune boosting benefits. If nothing else, it will warm you up on a cold winter’s day!
1/2 cup fresh ginger (grated)
1/2 cup fresh horseradish (grated)
1 onion (chopped)
10 cloves garlic (crushed or chopped)
2 jalapeno peppers (chopped)
1 lemon (zest and juice)
2 tablespoons dried rosemary (or several sprigs of fresh rosemary)
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey (plus more to taste)
- Place the ginger, horseradish, onion, garlic, peppers, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary and turmeric in a one quart canning jar. Pour in apple cider vinegar until it covers the other ingredients by about two inches.
- Place a piece of parchment paper or wax paper over the top of the jar before screwing the lid in place. This helps prevent corrosion from the vinegar on the metal lid. Give the jar a good shake and then store in a dark, cool place for one month. Be sure to shake your fire cider daily!
- After one month, strain the Fire Cider through a cheesecloth into a clean jar. Squeeze as much liquid out as possible. Discard the pulp left in the cheesecloth.
- Stir in ¼ cup of honey, until fully dissolved. Taste your cider and add more honey to your liking. It should taste hot, spicy, and sweet!
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator
Take one tablespoon once or twice daily as a winter tonic.
Remember that there are some potent ingredients in there! If you get any stomach distress, decrease your dose. Do not consume fire cider if you have allergies to any of the ingredients.
You can also use fire cider to flavor rice or steamed vegetables, or as a salad dressing.