Fire Cider Digestive Tonic

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 0 min 68
Fire Cider Digestive Tonic
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2 cup Apple cider vinegar (unpasteurized)
8 tbsp Horseradish root (about 1/2 cup; grated or chopped )
1/4 cup minced Ginger root
1/2 cup Garlic (crushed cloves)
1/2 cup White onion (chopped)
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (or to taste – you want it HOT but not burning!))
2 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
2 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest)
5 sprig Rosemary, fresh (or 10 Kawakawa leaves (if you can find it))
1/2 bunch Thyme, fresh (a handful)
1/4 cup Honey, raw


  1. Place the horseradish, ginger, garlic, onion, lemon juice and zest, rosemary leaves and thyme in a sterilised 1 litre glass jar. Cover with apple cider vinegar.
  2. Place a piece of baking paper over the mouth of the jar, then screw on the lid tightly. You want to have the baking paper as a barrier, as the apple cider will erode the metal lid.
  3. Shake well. Add the cayenne now and taste – if you love your spices you may want to add a pinch more.
  4. Fasten the lid and let sit out of direct sun for 4 weeks, shaking vigorously once daily.
  5. After 4 weeks, decant the infused vinegar into a new jar, and compost the plant material. Add honey – either the full amount, or to sweeten just to your liking. Shake well.


Enjoy a tablespoon daily as a digestive and immune tonic, or use the vinegar to make dressings with extra punch!





Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 13.2
Calories from fat 3.8
Calories from saturated fat 2.5
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.5 mg
Sodium 13.4 mg
Potassium 29.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 0.4 g

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