Fire Cider
 
 
A tonic that is sure to fire up your immune system and warm your body!
Ingredients
  • Horseradish Root
  • Ginger Root
  • Turmeric Root
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Spicy Asian Peppers
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
  • Raw Local Honey
Directions
  1. After choosing your ingredients, pile them into a 32oz mason jar until the jar is filled about half full. The ratios of ingredients are up to you and what you think you will like taste wise.
  2. Fair warning though, if you go heavy on horseradish and spicy peppers, your Fire Cider is going to have some serious kick!
  3. The only tip I have for this part is to chop your roots and peppers into about 1 inch pieces so that their constituents can be more readily extracted. I didn’t chop the garlic, rosemary, or thyme because I think they look beautiful floating in the jar whole as they steep over the next month. Once all ingredients are in, top off with ACV. Make sure the ACV covers your ingredients completely to prevent any molding.
  4. As your Fire Cider steeps over the next month (or more!) show your jar some love each day by giving it a brief shake. Once the month is up, strain out your ingredients from the ACV. You then can add honey to taste. I usually do anywhere from an ⅛ of a cup to ¼ of a cup. Store your cider in the refrigerator once strained.
Notes
For an immune tonic (meaning you are taking the cider to keep your immune system healthy but are not currently sick) take one tablespoon a day.

Upon illness: If you do happen to catch something, up the dosage to 4 or 5 times a day until symptoms reside. Some fun ways you can incorporate your cider into your diet is as a salad dressing or as a meat or vegetable marinade.
Recipe by Holistic Rendezvous at http://holisticrendezvous.com/fire-cider/