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Fire Cider

By Nathan Coker
In Center Block
Jan 6th, 2023

Article and Photograph by Heather Land

Cheers to good health. This concoction will help punch up your immunity this winter.

This is not your run of the mill apple cider vinegar shot. Packed with all-things-but-the-kitchen-sink, one shot each day just may boost your immune and leave you feeling energized. Apple cider vinegar has found its way into many trendy supplemental forms like gummies in recent years though its usage for health has been traced back decades. It is said that a concoction similar to it dated back to grave robbers who wanted to avoid the plague.

Fire cider is packed with antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant ingredients – good for not only boosting the immune system, but also boosting gut health and digestive issues.

The fire cider shown here is a homemade recipe shared by a dear friend. It is packed with all organically sourced goodness and “brewed” for one month. ACV, horseradish, ginger root, turmeric, garlic, onion, cayenne, lemon, rosemary, cinnamon, thyme, black peppercorns and raw honey are all generally used to create this potent cider. In our house, we take a daily shot diluted with a splash of apple juice or water from a glass skull shot glass to lighten things up.

But it is not only good from a shot glass, use it as a marinade, mix it in to create salad dressings, BBQ and other sauces.

Gather and brew or source your own fire cider and start the New Year off right.