Fire cider is a powerful botanical concoction that combines a host of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients marinated for several weeks in ACV. It can be used as a potent cold and flu buster or for digestive support. Make it extra special by adding a couple of tablespoons of goji berries to the marinating mix.
Tip! For added heat, use in any recipe that calls for apple cider vinegar.
1 medium onion, chopped
4 or 5 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated gingerroot
1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated horseradish
1 small whole red chili, seeded
2 cups (500 mL) apple cider vinegar, plus extra if needed
In medium-sized canning jar, combine ingredients, adding enough vinegar to completely cover other ingredients. Apply lid to canning jar and shake to blend. Place in cool, dark place for up to 1 month.
After 1 month, strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. Clean canning jar and return vinegar to clean jar. Refrigerate until ready to serve; it can be refrigerated for up to a month.
To serve, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) to a cup of hot water.