Fire Cider is an old-timey concoction that is really never made exactly the same way twice. At heart it’s a medicinal drink. The idea is to jam a bunch of savory ingredients into a jar with vinegar, let it infuse for a few weeks, then strain it and mix it with raw honey.
|To cover||Apple cider vinegar|
|½ cup||Peeled and thinly sliced ginger|
|¼||Peeled and thinly sliced turmeric root (or 1 T ground)|
|¼ cup + ¼ cup + ¼ cup||Peeled and thinly sliced garlic|
|¼ - ½ cup||Sliced raw horseradish root|
|2 small||Organic lemons, whole cut into small pieces|
|1||Organic grapefruit, whole cut into small pieces|
|2 tablespoons||Chopped parsley|
|2 tablespoons||Chopped rosemary|
|2 tablespoons||Thyme leaves|
|2 - 3 ||Chilies, serranos recommended over jalapeños|
|A few strong shakes||Cayenne pepper|
|5 ||Black peppercorns|
|¼ cup -- at least||Raw Massey Honey|
Put all the ingredients in a jar -- except honey -- and fill the jar with the apple cider vinegar, so that it covers everything.
Allow to infuse for a few weeks. Strain.
Add honey. More if you like the mixture sweeter.
Tasty mixed with rye whiskey or mezcal. A good non-alcoholic version is with seltzer or kombucha.