This stuff is potent. With ginger, horseradish, garlic, apple cider vinegar, onions, turmeric, honey and herbs, it contains so many beneficial phytonutrients, it’s not surprising it carries such a punch of flavour.
The simplest way to use is to put 1-2 tsp in 1-2 tsp water and drink it straight. Do this first thing in the morning and it will clear the cobwebs from your brain.
Can also be used in any recipe that uses vinegar – especially if you want to add a spicy kick to it. Enjoy!
How To Make: Fire Cider
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
Juice of 2 oranges (2/3 cup)
1 ½ tbsp grated fresh turmeric (or 1 1/2 tsp dried)
1/4 cup grated fresh horseradish
1/4 cup grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
Rosemary, thyme and black pepper (as desired)
1/4 cup honey
Place all the ingredients (except the honey) in a 1 litre (1 quart) Mason Jar. Stir. Place a lid on the jar and let it sit for two weeks at room temperature. Strain out the ingredients with a nylon sieve and return to the Mason jar. Add the honey and mix well. Cover with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
Since we are leaving it on the counter for a while, i am assuming this is a fermented drink as well?… Thanks
Apple cider vinegar is already fermented so it is more like adding nutrients to a fermented product and probably they may ferment a bit as well.
Laurie, I am sensitive to oranges and intend to use lemon instead. Is there something that I’m not thinking of/missing in that substitution? Such as a particular reason for the orange…
Hi. Yes lemons are fine – i’s just for flavour