Fire Cider

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 coverApple cider vinegar
½ cupPeeled and thinly sliced ginger
¼Peeled and thinly sliced turmeric root (or 1 T ground)
¼ cup +  ¼ cup + ¼ cupPeeled and thinly sliced garlic
¼ -  ½ cupSliced raw horseradish root
2 smallOrganic lemons, whole cut into small pieces
1Organic grapefruit, whole cut into small pieces
2 tablespoonsChopped parsley
2 tablespoonsChopped rosemary
2 tablespoonsThyme leaves
2 - 3 Chilies, serranos recommended over jalapeños
A few strong shakesCayenne pepper
5 Black peppercorns
¼ cup -- at leastRaw 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.

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