Fire Cider

by Jill Dalton

Fire Cider

Jill Dalton
Fire cider is an herbal tonic used to boost immunity, help with digestion, and warm your bones on a cold day. We love taking a shot in the morning in a half glass of water to fire up our digestive system, boost our immune system, and start the day off with a bang! So follow along with me and make batch to Light Your Fire!
4.18 from 39 votes
Servings 32
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 30 days
Total 30 days 15 minutes

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  • ½ large red onion, sliced or chopped
  • ½ cup ginger, sliced or chopped
  • ¼ cup turmeric, sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup cranberries, sliced in half
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 jalepeños or hot peppers of choice, sliced
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 32 ounces apple cider vinegar


  • Layer all ingredients into a 2 quart jar.
  • Pour apple cider vinegar over ingredients in jar until everything is covered.
  • Seal with a lid and leave on the countertop for 4 weeks.
  • Shake gently every day.
  • After the 4 weeks are up, strain and pour liquid into a quart jar, seal and place in the refrigerator.
  • It will store for at least a few months in the fridge.
  • Drink a couple tablespoons daily. You can add a bit of honey or date syrup for taste.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 17kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

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gina October 9, 2023 - 7:52 am

Hi Jill, I want to make this – thank you! I do have a question that may sound a little silly, but I have to ask because I just don’t know. It’s about the herbs. I know they have to be washed first but do they need to be completely dry before I add them to the jar with everything else? I only ask because I’m concerned about mold in the end product. Maybe it doesn’t work that way? Maybe the acid from the vinegar counteracts any mold? But I don’t know….if you have insight to that, I’d appreciate that. Would hate for 32 oz of all those wonderful ingredients to go to waste because of *just washed herbs*. Thank you.

ALSO, I am looking forward to making your apple fritters AGAIN soon. Those were a HUGE hit!

Jill Dalton October 14, 2023 - 9:20 am

That is an interesting question. I would just make sure to pat them dry before adding them in. I am not 100% sure but I don’t think it will cause a mold issue.

Jenny Davis November 6, 2023 - 11:17 am

Can you use a fruit juice with it

Jill Dalton November 13, 2023 - 12:29 pm

I wouldn’t

Jenny Davis October 12, 2023 - 10:06 am

Hi Jill will is this drink good for weight loss

Donna Elhard October 27, 2023 - 10:31 am

Can I use homemade ACV made with apple scraps or will it be strong enough? Do I need to check the pH?

Jill Dalton October 27, 2023 - 4:51 pm

I would imagine it will still be ok

Linda October 28, 2023 - 10:01 am

Can this be water bathed and stored on the shelf or will the heat degrade the product?

Jill Dalton November 1, 2023 - 8:52 am

Sorry Linda, I’m not sure.


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