Fire Cider, Fire Tonic, whichever name you prefer, this stuff will boost your immune system like nobody’s business! I’ve never made Fire Cider before, but I heard about its powerful elements to ward off colds and flus, ease digestion, aid in respiratory infections, relieve muscle aches, and the list goes on.
Seeing as we are entering the cooler months – yes, even in Florida – I decided to take a stab at making my own. There are hundreds of recipes online, all very similar to one another. So, I kind of picked one from the lot that would be simple enough to find all the ingredients and not require so much prep work. Well, come to find out, there is a bit of prep work, especially when you decide to make 4 jars of this stuff.
Fire Cider contains powerful ingredients which help boost immune health. It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and contains vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. To make the cider, you combine all these super ingredients into a mason jar, cover it with Apple Cider Vinegar, and let it sit for 4-6 weeks in a cool, dry place. Each day you want to shake up the jars to reincorporate all the ingredients. After the 4-6 weeks, you strain out the liquid, and what you are left with is this awesome botanical elixir. The best part is that since it’s vinegar based it will keep in your refrigerator for a very long time. However, I don’t think it will last that long since you’ll likely be taking shots of this daily.
Makes 1 Quart Jar
1/2 cup grated/finely chopped ginger
1/2 cup grated/finely chopped horseradish
2 jalapenos, seeds removed, finely chopped
1/2 large onion, chopped
10 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
Zest of 1 lemon plus the juice
1/4 Raw honey (local if possible)
2 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother)
Add all ingredients to a quart sized mason jar, Pour in apple cider vinegar until it covers all ingredients and is filled to the top. Cover tightly and shake to combine. Store in a cool, dry place for 4-6 weeks. Shake jars daily to reincorporate ingredients.
When ready, strain out the liquid, and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Take a 1 oz. shot daily for immune health.
I am so excited to try this out! The Fire Cider will be ready in early January, and because we are promoting immune health at work, we will be giving out these shots to patients throughout the month! Until then, I will be shaking it up at my house till these jars are ready to go.