How to Make Fire Cider

How to Make Fire Cider

Mar 2nd 2021

Fire cider comes from a lineage of many traditional folk recipes that have been used for generations as immunity boosting tonics. However, in 2014 the company Shire City Herbals trademarked the term “Fire Cider”, effectively making it impossible for hundreds of herbalists to use the term any longer to sell their own versions of fire cider. We’re so thankful to the many herbalists who fought this trademark in court, including the well-known Rosemary Gladstar. Just last year, the court ruled “Fire Cider” a generic term that cannot be trademarked. We’re excited to share with everyone our own version of fire cider:


½ c horseradish

½ c ginger

¼ c garlic

½ c onion

1 tsp cayenne

2 T echinacea root

2 T rosemary

2 T turmeric

1 sliced lemon

Raw apple cider vinegar


  1. Chop up everything and place ingredients in a ½ gallon jar (the large mason jars are perfect for this)
  2. Fill jar with apple cider vinegar
  3. Top with plastic lid, as metal will corrode (if you do not have a plastic lid, you can put a piece of wax paper between the metal lid and the jar’s rim)
  4. Place jar on the shelf and let it sit for 4 weeks, shaking daily
  5. After 4 weeks, strain out the herbs and store the resulting cider in a glass jar
  6. You can keep the cider in your pantry for a couple of months or in the fridge to extend the shelf life

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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