Homemade Fire Cider - Recipe

Homemade Fire Cider - Recipe

Learn how to make your own homemade version of this healthy folk remedy that aids digestion and helps ward off the flu and the common cold, among other health benefits.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword fire cider, healthy, tonic
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 days
Total Time 28 days 20 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 11 kcal


  • 1 6-7 inch horseradish root scrubbed, peeled and finelydiced
  • 1 6-7 inch ginger root scrubbed, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 6-7 inch turmeric root scrubbed, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 heads garlic peeled and finely diced
  • 6 tablespoons habanero pepper mash See How to Make Fermented Pepper Mash or use 3-4 fresh habanero peppers, chopped
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 3 tablespoons peppercorns
  • 2 quarts raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with The "Mother")


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a couple of 2-quart Ball jars or canning jars. Make sure there is enough raw apple cider vinegar to cover the ingredients.
  2. Shake and let sit in a cool, dark place like your cupboard for 4 weeks, shaking occasionally.
  3. Strain and use as needed.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can add in a bit of honey if you'd like a sweeter version.
Yield: About 1.5 quarts or so.
The calories are based on about 1 tablespoon per serving.

SeeĀ How to Make Fermented Pepper Mash for more information.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Fire Cider - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.