8oz Tropical Garden Fire Cider from Little River Coop
Fire Cider is an old timey "health tonic" that many of you may be familiar with by now made by infusing vinegar with a mix of immunity & general health boosting roots, fruits and herbs. The traditional recipe varies by region but tends to include a few key basic ingredients like garlic, onions, ginger, spicy peppers, honey, horseradish & citrus however people have been adapting this recipe to make it their own for as long as the recipe has been circulating in folk medicine communities. We've taken the classic recipe and tweaked it to include some tropical staples (like turmeric and bidens alba) and skipped the horseradish because well... we didn't want to go to Publix for one specialty item during Covid 19. Peppers & herbs were grown with love in our nursery garden in Allapattah and this batch of herbal goodness was brewed in a cool dark space for 3 weeks, with daily attention and stirring.
We encourage all of you who are interested to consider make your own, even if you don't have all of the ingredients because its an incredibly simple and easy way to start making your own medicine.
How do people use this health tonic? well... its sweetened with local honey so it can be taken "shot" style out of a small glass or spoon. If you've already taken a shot of apple cider vinegar before this is similar, but with a spicy kick! it definitely wakes you up and makes you go "aaaah!" but, in a good way. Fire Cider is also a great base for making cocktails or mocktails, as you can dilute it with a sweeter juice to make it sippable, or you can replace normal vinegar with this when making a simple salad dressing. We farmers take a spoonful every day if we can remember to, usually before dinner as it really gets your digestive juices churning.
organic apple cider vinegar with the mother
raw orange blossom honey from Homestead
organic grapefruit peel
organic turmeric from Empower Farms in Homestead
an assortment of hot chili peppers, rosemary, oregano, fennel seeds & bidens alba from our garden in Allapattah