Recipe for The Traditional Natural Cold Remedy – Fire Cider!
Fire cider is is a traditional natural recipe that contains onion, garlic, ginger, vinegar, cayenne and raw honey. The original recipe actually calls for horseradish, but you can substitute echinacea root.
Recently we found out that a small company has in fact trademarked the term fire cider™, manufacture and sell it. It is a very old recipe that people has been using for decades. Because it is trademarked, it means that we could not sell this product pre-made. But there is always the ability to make it at home.
Therefore, from now on, we will call this recipe “Spicy Cider”.
How Does Fire Cider Taste?
Judging by all ingredients in the original recipe, you might not expect to taste very good. But you will be pleasantly surprised by the taste. You can even try it on salads as a dressing and it has a sweet vinaigrette and mild peppery flavor.
In the winter season, take a teaspoon a day or use it on salads. If illness or cold hits, make sure to take that dose every few hours. You can add a tablespoon to herbal tea or hot water a few times a day until you start feeling better.
What are the Ingredients for Spicy Cider?
- 1 medium onion, peeled and rough chopped
- Raw organic honey
- 1 headof peeled and rough chopped garlic
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper powder
- 3 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tablespoon dried echinacea root(optional)
- Apple cider vinegar(organic with “the mother”)
How to Make Spicy Cider ?
- Place garlic, onion, ginger and echinacea root in a quart size mason jar.
- Add apple cider vinegar to cover the herbs.
- Cap tightly and leave in the jar for 2-3 weeks, in a sunny or slightly warm place.
- Strain and discard the herbs.
- Mix with raw honey and at the end, add cayenne powder.
Store in the fridge and take 1 teaspoon as needed daily or when illness or cold strikes.