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Bonfire Cider: The Natural Flu Remedy
Bonfire cider is an incredible elixir to have in your arsenal during this time when your body is vulnerable to circulating viruses. It also makes for a soothing tea and flavorful addition to soups and stir fries.
Natural Flu Remedy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Natural Flu Remedy
Instructions
  1. Layer the sliced ginger, turmeric, horseradish root, onion, garlic, lemon, echinacea root, cinnamon sticks and rosemary in a quart sized mason jar. Add apple cider vinegar, making sure to completely cover the herbs; left uncovered, they can spoil.
  2. Cover the top of the jar with parchment paper and cap tightly. Store in a warm location for one month.
  3. Strain and discard the herbs. Mix the remaining fermented juice with raw honey. Store in fridge and take one teaspoon when illness strikes, or stir into soups or smoothies for an added immunity boost.
Recipe Notes

Since the herbs and jar-packing specifics will vary from kitchen to kitchen, feel free to use additional apple cider vinegar to top off your jar. This recipe is more of an art than a science, so exact amounts don’t necessarily apply when it comes to the vinegar.

This doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but you can store it in the fridge after the initial month of fermentation.

Like most fermented foods, the longer it sits, the stronger it gets. However, I’d recommend using it within 3 months or so (after that initial fermentation month). You don’t need this stuff laying around for years, but rather it should be enjoyed in the season you made it.

And, of course, if the jar or lid show any sign of rust or mold, then it’s time to toss it and make a fresh batch (though this has never happened to me).

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