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Two mason jars sitting on a counter. One with fire cider ingredients steeping in a jar, another jar with completed fire cider.

Traditional Fire Cider Recipe

Melissa Norris
Make this delicious and easy home remedy that helps ward off the cold and flu. With the flavor combinations of garlic, ginger, onion, and chilis, plus the sweetness of apple cider vinegar and honey, it's a warming herbal remedy with a pleasantly sweet and spicy flavor.
4.48 from 38 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time 14 d
Total Time 14 d 15 mins
Servings 32 ounces
Calories 11 kcal


  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 root horseradish diced
  • 1/2 root ginger root diced
  • 1/4 cup garlic diced or crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon rosemary or thyme, fresh (optional)
  • 2 jalapenos diced (optional)
  • 2 cups raw apple cider vinegar or enough to cover ingredients/fill the jar
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or to taste (optional)


  • Take a clean, quart-sized Mason jar and place all of your chopped ingredients inside.
  • Pour apple cider vinegar over the contents until completely submerged (you can get added benefits by using your own homemade apple cider vinegar, too!).
  • Use a weight, if needed, to keep the contents under the vinegar, then place an airtight lid on the jar and shake.
  • Place in a cool dark location to steep for two to four weeks. Shake daily.
  • Strain out solids, then stir in 1/4 cup honey to the liquid.
  • Take as suggested in the notes section below.



  • Take fire cider as needed. A typical serving is 1.5 ounces (one shot) up to three times daily. 
  • If your fire cider is too spicy, you can increase the amount of honey added at the end. 
  • You can also dilute the fire cider into 8 ounces of water. 
  • Nutrition facts are impossible to calculate due to the fact most of the ingredients get strained out. The above calculations include the apple cider vinegar and honey only. 
  • Feel free to swap out ingredients, omit ingredients, and change up amounts to make this your own.
  • Remember to do your due diligence on researching each herb or item for any precautions or interactions when using it medicinally.


Calories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fire Cider, Herbal Remedy
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