Fire Cider Recipe

Updated: Sep 7

Oxymels, like Fire Cider, have been used for centuries. In fact, the origination of Fire Cider has been credited to Hippocrates’ vinegar-honey oxymel nearly 2500 years ago.

If you search for fire cider recipes, you will find hundreds of variations.  

This is the one I've come up with that I like and make regularly.


1 head garlic, smashed

1 onion, chopped

¼ cup ginger, grated

¼ cup horseradish, grated

1 whole hot pepper, such as Jalapeno, Serrano, Cayenne, Thai Chile, Habanero, Ghost Pepper, to personal taste.


OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL HERBS (add according to taste preference):

I sometimes use none of these. I sometimes add a few of them. Whatever I feel like!

Citrus - peel, slices, juice of lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.

Anise Star - I love the taste and it's the active ingredient in Tamiflu