Include roughly equal parts of as many of these as you can.
raw apple cider vinegar to cover
I also added
fresh cracked pepper
a sprig of thyme for sore throats
With a few simple things from the kitchen, a winter remedy to help stop the sniffles and bugs from taking hold may be just the thing for the brave taste-buds among us. Keep a spicy brew on hand and blast unwanted visitors away with the supersonic power of a little homemade fire cider.
Winter tonic – making a fire cider
Chop everything up, add to a clean jar and cover with raw apple cider vinegar. Let this steep for about 2 weeks in the pantry, and try to remember to give it a swirl each day (place it next to something you reach for daily!).
After 2 weeks to steep all the goodness into the vinegar, just strain and store the seriously spicy brew in a dark glass jar out of the sun. Take a shot at the first sign of any winter or sip each day as a precautionary measure – by all accounts it can really help to stop those winter niggles taking hold.
Worth giving a go, but what’s the shelf life? And does it stay in the cupboard?
Yes you can keep this in the cupboard or on the bench, just as you would plain apple cider vinegar. Should last a good while, long enough for the Winter – Spring season at least!