Fermented Tonic

How to Make Fire Cider at Home

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Can you take the heat?

How to Make Fire Cider at Home

Recipe by Kelsey ByeCourse: Fermented TonicCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Fire cider is an herbal tonic said to increase immunity, help with digestion and warm you up on a cold day. 


  • 150 grams white onion, chopped

  • 70 grams garlic, fresh and crushed

  • 70 grams jalapeno, sliced

  • 70 grams lemon, sliced

  • 50 grams ginger root, chopped

  • 25 grams turmeric root, chopped

  • 10 grams horseradish

  • 5 grams rosemary, fresh

  • 5 grams sea salt

  • Raw vinegar


  • Wash and sanitize fermentation equipment (a splash of cheap vodka will do the trick).
  • Set your scale on a flat surface and set it to weigh in grams. 
  • Wash and cut your ingredients. Measure out all your ingredients and add the designated amounts of ingredients to mason jar. Squish everything down into the jar to compact ingredients. Top off the jar with raw apple cider vinegar.
  • Place your mason jar lid on the jar, and secure tightly. Shake the jar for 2 minutes to combine the ingredients.
  • Leave mason jar at room temperature for 24 hours. After 24 hours, move to the refrigerator. Leave in refrigerator for four weeks to “slow ferment.”
  • After four weeks, strain off the liquid through a cheesecloth into a clean jar.
  • To use, combine 2 Tablespoons of the Fire Cider liquid with 1 teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon juice. Enjoy!

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