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A form of oxymel—a centuries-old herbal immune-boosting tonic—this pungent antiviral blend is guaranteed to kill pathogens. Optional bug-busting additions: 1/4 cup dried elderberries, or a handful of rosemary or thyme sprigs. Do a shot three times a day if you feel a bug coming on.
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- Combine onion, jalapeño, ginger, garlic, and any optional additions in quart jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add apple cider vinegar to cover vegetables and herbs by one inch, and shake well to mix. Place small fermenting weight or ramekin filled with beans on top of mixture to keep vegetables and herbs submerged. Cover with lid, and let stand in cool, dark spot 2–3 days, or up to 2 weeks.
- When Fire Cider is ready, remove weight, re-cover jar with lid, and shake vigorously. Strain mixture through fine sieve into pint jar. Add honey, and shake to mix well. Pour 2 Tbs. into shot glass, and serve. Store remaining Fire Cider in refrigerator with a tight-fitting lid.
- Calories 310
- Carbohydrate Content 82 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 0 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 2 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0 g
- Sodium Content 10 mg
- Sugar Content 73 g