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Fire Cider Recipe | Fare Isle

Fire Cider

  • Author: Kaity Farrell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 288 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x


A herbal tonic for daily immune system support.



  • 4 cups unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh turmeric
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated fresh horseradish
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh rosehips
  • 1 lemon, chopped
  • 1 lime, chopped
  • 1 orange or 2 mandarins, chopped
  • 12 fresh habanero peppers, chopped


  1. Layer prepared ingredients into a clean 1/2 gallon glass jar then cover them with the apple cider vinegar.
  2. Cover the jar with a lid and let sit at room temperature out of the sun for 2 weeks.
  3. Strain liquid into a bowl, pressing the ingredients with the back of a spoon to release as much liquid as possible, and discard everything else.
  4. Pour the strained liquid into a clean quart jar.
  5. Optionally sweeten the fire cider to taste with raw honey or maple syrup for a vegan-friendly version.
  6. Cover the jar with a lid and store at room temperature out of the sun for up to 6 months.


  • If you can’t source ingredients you can leave them out or use dried/powdered versions of items.
  • Feel free to add other ingredients like other medicinal quality herbs (rosemary, sage, oregano, etc.), different chile peppers, or any other immune-supporting ingredients that you are familiar with.
  • Use caution when foraging wild plants and be sure to identify plants/mushrooms correctly before ingesting them.
  • These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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