Cold & Flu Busting Fire Cider

Updated: Feb 9, 2019

It took awhile for folks to warm up to the idea of elderberry syrup as a cold and flu remedy, but once the berry proved itself, the popularity and mystique took off. Not much unlike elderberry syrup, fire cider is something many people find “too hot to touch”. Fire cider is a vinegar infused tonic with seriously fierce peppers, herbs and spices that wake up your circulatory system and get toxins moving their way out of your body.

Fire Cider recipes vary, but most of the ingredients remain the same. Some prefer a sweeter taste for their fire cider, so they will add more sweet ingredients, while some prefer spicier mixes and will ramp up the spices to accommodate those needs. The standard base ingredients for fire cider are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, but there are so many delicious herbs that can be thrown at your leisure. You can experiment with jalapenos, rosemary, turmeric and even fresh lemon peel.


This fire cider recipe I am going to share with you is not very painful. It’s actually pleasantly sweet (with a kick of course) and easy to add into your daily diet to help boost your immune responses, stimulate digestion, and get you toasty and warm inside! Fire Cider takes about a month to mature and encompass all of those wonderful health benefits, so get on making this recipe as soon as you can! Everything that takes time in life is well worth waiting for.