Fire Cider

After selling a bunch of garlic and hot peppers to two different customers in October who were making their own fire cider, I decided to try my hand at making some too.  I grow half the ingredients myself, so why not? 

Mine includes equal parts (chopped in a food processor):

  • fresh ginger root
  • fresh turmeric root
  • fresh horseradish root
  • garlic
  • red onion


  • 3 serrano peppers
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • raw apple cider vinegar

The horseradish, garlic, onion and serranos I grew myself.  The vinegar I got from Dwight Miller Orchards.  I ended up buying the ginger and turmeric at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, but after the fact I heard that The Walker Farm grew some turmeric this year.  I'll have to keep it in mind if I decide to do this again next year.

There it is in a gallon jar that's been on the counter for a week so far.  In another couple of weeks, we'll see how well I did (or didn't do) with my proportions! Let's hope I don't get too much of a cold in the meantime.