Fire Cider: For What Ails You

The first wave of back-to-school-sickness has hit.

Students are dropping like flies and teachers are sanitizing like their lives depend on it.

So far I've avoided remained unscathed, but I'm not taking any chances this year.  


Fire Cider is a beverage that will knock germs on their tuckus with a one-two punch of intensity and...MORE INTENSITY! 


  • 1 part ginger
  • 1 part garlic
  • 1 part fresh horse radish (I found mine in the produce section at Whole Foods)
  • 1 part onion (I'm allergic to raw onions so I skipped this step)
  • 2 spicy peppers
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Quart-sized Jar

1. Wash and chop all ingredients, except peppers (the smaller you chop, the better!)


2. Add all ingredients to your quart-sized jar


3. Fill to the brim with Apple Cider Vinegar


4. Stick in the back of your fridge and resist opening it for 4-8 weeks! (make sure to label your jar so you know when to open it!)


5. Strain all solids and enjoy the spicy fruits of your patience! 

I like to dilute it with some water and honey to make a soothing tea, sip it by the spoonful for some serious sinus-cleansing (read: tears), or throw a dash into stir fries for some extra pep. 


Bonus photo: my "helper" and nephew, Jackson.


(I am by no means a doctor, nor recommending Fire Cider as substitute for medical advice)


Posted on October 6, 2014 .