Fire Cider
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Fire cider has been made for generations as a simple and effective remedy to relieve sinus congestion, ward off colds and flus, aid digestion and increase circulation. You can drink it neat, mix it with other beverages and use it in cooking.
Recipe type: Beverage
  • ½ cup fresh grated ginger root
  • ½ cup fresh grated horseradish root
  • ½ cup fennel, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, smashed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp or more of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • Several sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Raw apple cider vinegar (I used Bragg’s brand)
  • Raw honey to taste
  • Cheesecloth
  • Quart-sized mason jar
  1. Prepare all of your ingredients (minus the cider vinegar and honey). Stuff everything into a sanitized glass quart-sized mason jar. Pour the vinegar over the top, filling it all the way up. Use a piece of parchment or wax paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal. Shake well.
  2. Store in a cool, dark place for one month. Give the jar a few good shakes every day.
  3. After four weeks, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the Fire Cider into a clean jar. Then add in ¼ cup of raw honey and stir until dissolved. Take a calming breath and taste your cider for the first time. Add more honey to suit your preferences (I ended up adding a lot more!).
If you feel a cold or flu coming on, take 1 teaspoon three times per day. You can also drink Fire Cider on a daily basis, taking just 1 sip (or teaspoon) in the morning.
Recipe by Adventures In Making at