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Quick Fire Cider Recipe You Can Make Yourself

There’s nothing like fire cider for a kick up the butt! Whether you need a kickstart in the morning or your immune system needs a boost – fire cider brings the fire you need.

Today, I’m sharing a quick fire cider recipe with you, originally published on the Grow Network.

This DIY fire cider can be ready in as little as 2 weeks, if you’re short on time. As with a lot of herbal tinctures, it’s best to leave it for 3-6 months for extra potency but you can use this quicker.

I also found this great kit on Amazon that has all the herbs and spices you need included:

DIY Fire Cider Tonic Kit - Brewing Bag With Herbs and Spices [Makes 32 Ounces]
$16.95 ($0.53 / Ounce)

Make your own quart jar of fire cider tonic to keep in your home remedy supply stash! This type of tonic is traditionally used for a variety of ailments, and even for cooking. Flavor is tangy and spicy. Sealed bag includes all organic ingredients and comes with directions on the label.

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08/12/2022 03:22 pm GMT

Make some to store in the pantry as medicine or general health tonic. It stays good for ages!

Quick Fire Cider Recipe

The size of the mason jar dictates how much of each ingredient you need. There are 5 layers, and you’ll need enough to fill your jar to 3/4 full.

What you need:

  • Freshly chopped garlic cloves
  • Freshly chopped white onions
  • Freshly grated ginger root
  • Freshly grated horseradish root
  • Freshly chopped jalapenos or habaneros
  • Raw apple cider vinegar with the mother

You use 1 part of each of the first 5 ingredients so you have 5 parts in total. Each ingredient makes up 1 layer of your quick fire cider recipe.

How to Make

There are some additional instructions for this homemade fire cider, which you can read in detail at The Grow Network. This includes brewing times, dosage,

Read more:

Fire Cider!: 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made With Apple Cider Vinegar
$16.95 $9.69

Fire Cider! is a lively collection of 101 recipes contributed by more than 70 herbal enthusiasts, with energizing versions ranging from Black Currant Fire Cider to Triple Goddess Vinegar, Fire Cider Dark Moonshine, and Bloody Mary Fire Cider.

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08/13/2022 02:27 am GMT

Not Quite Instant Fire Cider

No, it’s not exactly “instant”. But 2 weeks, in the herbal medicine world, is pretty quick.

One commenter noted that he blends equal parts of garlic, ginger, horseradish, and hot pepper with apple cider vinegar, to the consistency of apple sauce. He then eats it, straightaway.

If you had your teaspoon of concrete that morning, and you can stand to take that, undiluted, like medicine, I salute you! It’s an incredibly potent mix.

He does mention you can put it on bread if it’s too spicy to handle, which could be a solution for those of us (me!) who are less super-human.

Have you made fire cider before? Let us know how and what you use it for!


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