Fire Cider

READY IN: 1032hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 quart




  • Chop or grate all whole ingredients finely.
  • Place everything in a quart jar.
  • Pour apple cider vinegar over all to cover.
  • Give it all a good stir, cover using a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or use a plastic lid if you have one. and set it in the back of your fridge for four - six weeks, remembering to shake the jar a few seconds every day. Mark your calendar so you remember!
  • When the waiting is over, take the jar out of the fridge and strain contents through cheesecloth and into a bowl. Allow to strain several hours or overnight (patience is a virtue, remember). After several hours, squeeze and wring the contents of the cheesecloth well to get every last beneficial drop.
  • Add honey and stir to ensure it's well incorporated.
  • Pour the contents of the bowl into a clean jar (the recipe above yields approximately a quart). You may keep it in your cupboard as you would vinegar or in the fridge if you prefer it cold.
  • To use your fire cider, take a tablespoon a day or add to a large glass of water (start with a teaspoon if a tablespoon is too strong for you at first). If you’re sick or feel a cold or flu coming on, use two or three tablespoons a day.
  • Feel free to make this recipe your own with optional add-ins like cinnamon, orange and grapefruit.