Fire Cider

Last night at the Denver Medicinal Plant Society meeting, we discussed the many benefits of Fire Cider.  Fire Cider is an ingenious combination of Mother Nature's finest fruits, vegetables, and herbs mixed with Apple Cider Vinegar.  This infusion typically contains immune boosting and stimulating ingredients such as garlic, turmeric, horseradish, lemon, and jalapeno.  Add to this, the power of Raw and Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar and you have a probiotic, pH balancing, immune enhancing, antioxidant and vibrant elixir.  Fire Cider is safe to take on a daily basis to promote circulation and wellness in the body.  If you feel a cold coming on, Fire Cider is a trusty ally to have on hand.  Fire Cider is also an excellent marinade, or combine it with Olive Oil for a delicious salad dressing.  Below is a basic recipe.  Feel free to make it your own and be creative!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup shredded horseradish root

1/2 cup sliced ginger root

2 organic cayenne peppers or jalapeno peppers, chopped

2 organic lemons, thinly sliced

1/4 cup of garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped

1 Tablespoon of Black Pepper

5-10 Fresh Thyme or Rosemary Sprigs

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Honey to taste

Equipment:

1 Quart Sized Jar

Wax paper

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a quart sized mason jar,  Fill the mason jar with Apple Cider Vinegar until the liquid covers all of the ingredients.  To prevent spoilage, keep all ingredients submerged in Apple Cider Vinegar.  If your mason jar has a metal lid, line it with wax paper before screwing the lid on (this step prevents corrosion of the metal).  Place in a dark place in room temperature for 2-4 weeks. 

After 2-4 weeks strain out all of the plant solids and add honey to taste. 

Store in the fridge.