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Small Batch Fire Cider

A potent herbal tonic that is both easy to make and delicious!

Keyword: Herbal tonics
Author: Shannon
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 2 Heads Garlic Chopped
  • 1 Large Horseradish root Peeled and chopped
  • 2 Large Jalapenos Chopped
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Honey
  1. In a quart-sized mason jar, add onion, garlic, horseradish root, and jalapeños (unless you opt to add cayenne at the end. If so, add to taste). Cover with apple cider vinegar and keep filling jar to top. 

  2. With a knife or skewer, stir ingredients to release any air bubbles. Cap and set in a sunny window.

  3. Let steep for 4-8 weeks. Some people let it sit for up to six months, but I would never be able to wait that long. :) Add honey and cayenne to taste, then store in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

For immunity support: Whether you decide to take this year round or just start using at the beginning of Fall, you’ll want to begin with one tablespoon and work up to two. You can take this all in one shot, sip, or add to juice or a little water.

In recipes: You can substitute fire cider in any recipe that calls for vinegar. It’s also really delicious mixed with a little olive oil for salad dressing.

For wounds: It’s been said that a little fire cider on a rag is good to lay on bruises, but I haven’t tried that myself.