I don’t know how I would get my kids to drink this but I wanted to share it. It seems like something good to prepare now in November to have around!
Fire cider is a traditional folk medicine for breaking a fever. The vinegar/honey combination helps soothe a sore throat and mask the flavor of the stronger herbs. Take 1 tablespoon three times a day at the onset of a cold.
3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons fresh grated horseradish
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon powdered cayenne
4 cups apple cider vinegar
Honey to sweeten (at least 1 pound)
Let ginger, horseradish, onion, garlic, and cayenne steep in the vinegar for at least one month. Add ½ part honey to sweeten. Store in a clean, capped bottle.