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How to Make Fire Cider Tonic

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 3-4 weeks fermentation
  • Total Time: 46 minute
  • Yield: 1/2 gallon 1x


Fire Cider- a fermented immunity boosting tonic filled with vitamin C, and powerful antioxidants to help you fight off colds and flu season.


  • 2 organic oranges
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1 medium organic onion
  • 2 organic jalapeƱos split in half with seeds still intact
  • 1 head of organic garlic (at least 10 cloves)
  • 34 stems of fresh organic rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh organic ginger root (chopped)
  • about 2 1/2 cups organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of peppercorns


  1. Peel skin off ginger and slice into small chunks, and cut up onions, oranges and lemons into wedges.
  2. Slice peppers in half leaving the seeds and membranes in tact, and smash you garlic cloves.
  3. Start adding in everything into the jar and press down if needed. It doesn’t matter how everything is layered but you may want to sandwich smaller things like the garlic and rosemary in between the heavier things so nothing floats.
  4. Pour in your ACV until everything is submerged. I use a circle from the orange as a weight at top to keep everything in the liquid.
  5. Place a piece of cheese cloth over the opening and leave the lid on loosely so gases can escape as fermentation begins.
  6. Place jar on your kitchen counter away from direct sunlight for 3-4 weeks and **burp it daily.
  7. After 3-4 weeks strain the liquid into a covered jar and keep in the fridge for daily use during cold and flu season.


**Burping- every day open your jar and use a wooden spoon to press down on the orange slice on top. You will see bubbles from the gasses being released from the fermentation process.

Do not seal your jar completely! The gases need to be able to escape and breath.

*You can also use fermentation lids for your jar

Once the fire cider is in the fridge the fermentation will slow down. Take a tablespoon every day or more if you feel a cold or flu coming on.

You can also use it as salad dressing if taking it on its own is too difficult.

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