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Fire Cider for Immune Health

Take a shot of this spicy and pungent infused vinegar drink, Fire Cider for a healthy gut and strong immune system
Keyword: fermented drink, fire cider, vinegar drink
Servings: 8
Author: Nyla


  • 1 cup horseradish sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 1 jalapeno sliced
  • 1 lemon quartered with peel
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root chopped
  • 1 inch turmeric root chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary fresh
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme (2 tbsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp peppercorn whole
  • 1 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar raw
  • 3-4 tbsp raw honey optional


  • Gentle pack horseradish, garlic, onion, jalapeno, lemon, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, thyme and peppercorn into 1 quart (1L) sized mason jar.
  • Fill with apple cider vinegar, leaving about 1 inch to the top of the jar.
  • Cover tightly with a lid and allow vinegar mixture to infuse for 4-8 weeks.
  • Strain the vinegar and store in a sterilized bottle. Store at room temperature and suggested intake is 1 fluid ounce of fire cider as needed.
    Optional: for a milder flavour you can add raw honey before bottling, mixing well to dissolve first. Start with 1 tbsp and add until you have reach desired flavour.


Expert Tips

  1. Crush the garlic to gain the highest antioxidant level.
  2. You may want to place a piece of parchment paper over a metal lid to prevent the apple cider vinegar from rusting the lid. Alternatively, you can use a plastic lid.
  3. Triple or quadruple the recipe if you want a daily dose of immune boosting goodness.