Fire Cider Shot

There are many ways to support your health during the Fall and Winter months when you are typically more susceptible to viral infection. Since I was introduced to this spicy, nutritious blend several years ago, I have made a fresh jar every Fall Season. It is absolutely delicious to use as the basis for a salad dressing or to drizzle on rice or pasta. If you feel a sore throat coming on, take it straight up by the spoonful or stir into a hot cup of soup or make a savoury tea. This elixer will keep your immune system in tip-top shape and will nix any virus or bacteria that dare thwart you!



In a large mason jar, mix together:

  • 1 – 2 Large Onions (chopped)
  • 3 – 4 Medium BULBS of Garlic (chop up all those little cloves!)
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup of Freshly Ground Ginger Root
  • 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Freshly Ground Horseradish
  • 2 Teaspoons of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Thyme
  • 3  cups of Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic is best)

This recipe is fairly forgiving with ingredient amounts. The key is the “Big 3” –  Onions, Ginger and Garlic which work together synergistically to make a mighty boost for the immune system. Make sure the spice ingredients are well covered by the vinegar. Put a tight lid on the jar and shake well. Leave in a dark spot for 2 weeks, shaking the jar several times/day to mix ingredients.  After 14 days, strain through a fine colander or cheese cloth, saving the pulp to use in stir-frys, soups and stews. This will keep very well in your cupboard for several months because the vinegar acts as a preservative.


CAUTION: The flavour is strong and hot!  DO NOT TAKE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
TAKE AFTER OR DURING A MEAL: 1 Tablespoon – gargle and swallow. Begin with just a teaspoon if it is too strong. Experiment with what is best for you. Children take a smaller dose.

As a Salad Dressing:
Mix 2 parts high quality olive oil with 1 part Fire Cider and add salt to taste.

       As a condiment drizzle on noodles or rice.

Enjoy the heat and health boost!