Health tonics: beneficial or a lot of hype? Who knows, who cares? I think just like everything else, if you want to try it out and you’re not doing harm to yourself or others, go for it. I love to try out a tonic, serum, drop, etc. If I see people are using something and swear by it then I need to try (and most likely DIY it myself). I had seen several post about fire cider and since I had most of the ingredients it needed I decided to give it a try. Most people use fire cider to help fight off colds but it can be taking daily to aid in digestion, boosting energy, and keeping colds away. If you like to take a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning, you’ll most likely enjoy fire cider.
The base for it is apple cider vinegar but I didn’t have enough left in my bottle and since I didn’t want to have to buy anything for this, I used some unflavored kombucha I had made (which is vinegary in itself).
Other items added: orange, lemon, ginger, garlic, cinnamon sticks, rosemary, jalape?o peppers, and honey.
How to make: Get a jar large enough to fit all your chopped ingredients, pour ACV (or unflavored kombucha) into the jar until all the contents are covered with liquid. It takes about a month for it to ferment. Shake the bottle when you remember. If your jar has a metal lid, place parchment paper in between the lid and jar so it doesn’t rust and contaminate your cider. When it’s time to strain the liquid, use a mesh strainer or cheesecloth and make sure to squuuueeeeze all you can. It’s liquid gold.
How does it taste? I really enjoy it! I used to try to take a shot of ACV each morning (I have even tried to dilute it with water or pineapple juice) and I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t handle the taste and it would give me headaches. I love the spicy kick (you can actually feel the fire spreading through the intestines) and may try cooking some rice and vegetables with it.