Keepin’ It Hot with Fire Cider Vinegar


Keepin’ It Hot with Fire Cider Vinegar

Fire cider is a powerful botanical concoction that combines a host of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients marinated for several weeks in ACV. It can be used as a potent cold and flu buster or for digestive support. Make it extra special by adding a couple of tablespoons of goji berries to the marinating mix.

Tip! For added heat, use in any recipe that calls for apple cider vinegar.


1 medium onion, chopped

4 or 5 garlic cloves, chopped

1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated gingerroot

1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated horseradish

1 small whole red chili, seeded

2 cups (500 mL) apple cider vinegar, plus extra if needed


In medium-sized canning jar, combine ingredients, adding enough vinegar to completely cover other ingredients. Apply lid to canning jar and shake to blend. Place in cool, dark place for up to 1 month.

After 1 month, strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. Clean canning jar and return vinegar to clean jar. Refrigerate until ready to serve; it can be refrigerated for up to a month.

To serve, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) to a cup of hot water.

Each 1 Tbsp (15 mL) serving contains: 6 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat; 0 g total carbohydrates; 1 mg sodium

Source: Apple Cider Vinegar for Digestion


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