Fire cider is a traditional recipe that uses the antiviral, antibacterial, and warming properties of some of the most common culinary herbs to support the immune system and ultimately give cold and flu the finger. Haha.
Over the years, fire cider has changed...a LOT and there are several different recipes all over the internet. You can even purchase it at your local health food store.
But there's nothing quite like making your own. Plus you'll know exactly what's in it and you'll be able to change the recipe and make your own over time. A family heirloom of herbal medicine, so to speak.
No matter what, though, the base is usually fresh Chili Peppers, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, and Onions that sit in vinegar and are then strained. Then people add something like honey to sweeten it.
On the most basic level, it works because the cider warms the body as a microbial stimulant during cold and flu season.
Yield: Enough to get you through winter
Ivy's Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional recipe that uses the antiviral, antibacterial, and warming properties of some of the most common culinary herbs to support the immune system and ultimately give cold and flu the finger. Haha. Here's our recipe.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: total time: 20 M
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped, no seeds
3 bulbs of garlic
1/2 cup of ginger root, chopped, fresh is better
1/2 cup horseradish root, chopped
1/4 cup orange juice, fresh
2 tbsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp orange zest
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 quarts of Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother
How to cook Ivy's Fire Cider
Combine all of the veggies, spices, and herbs, and add them to the blender.
Slowly pour vinegar over the ingredients.
Blend everything together.
Pour the blended mixture into a pitcher or a mason jar.
Place the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks, use a fine metal strainer or cheesecloth to strain out the pulp.
Add the liquid to a clean jar.
Some add honey to their Fire Cider mix but we do not. If you add honey, it should be the last step, and it should be organic, raw honey. Dose: 1. A shot a day for preventative measures. 2. If you're sick, take a shot every 2 or 3 hours.
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