Go Back
+ servings

Fire Cider Tonic Recipe

Learn how to make this Master Tonic for colds and flu with this Fire Cider Tonic Recipe. This recipe is easy to make and uses simple pantry staples that you probably already have on hand in your kitchen. (A word of caution. I am not a medical doctor, so to be safe, be sure to check with your physician before taking Fire Cider Tonic or any homemade natural remedy.)
Prep Time15 mins
Steeping Time28 d
Total Time28 d 15 mins
Course: Natural Remedies
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Cold and Flu Home Remedy, Fire Cider, Fire Cider Tonic, Fire Cider Tonic Recipe, home remedy, Master Tonic, Master Tonic Recipe, Natural Remedy
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Mary's Nest


  • 64-ounce glass jar with screw-on lid


  • 2 large Onions, rough chopped small with skins left on
  • 2 heads Whole garlic, rough chopped small with skins left on
  • 2 3-4 inch pieces Fresh ginger, rough chopped small with the peel left on
  • 1/2 cup Horseradish, grated This can be fresh grated or from a bottle, but make sure that if you use horseradish from a bottle, the horseradish DOES NOT contain cream.
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne pepper You can use the ground cayenne pepper or the flakes.
  • Raw apple cider vinegar, to cover


  • Place all ingredients, except vinegar, in a large jar, preferably a 64-ounce wide-mouth jar.
  • Add vinegar to the jar to cover all the ingredients and leave approximately a 1-2 inch headspace at the top of the jar.
  • Screw the lid onto the jar, and place the jar in a warm place in your kitchen out of direct sunlight.
  • Each day for the next four weeks, give the jar a shake by inverting it and then setting it back to its right side up position. Make sure that the jar lid is on securely before doing this.
  • After four weeks have passed, strain out the solids and decant the liquid into a clean bottle with a screw-top lid. You should refrigerate your Fire Cider Tonic, and it should last for up to one year.
  • To take this as a tonic, you will take 1-2 ounces straight or take the same amount mixed in warm water with a bit of honey, if you want.



Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, a medical professional, a dietician, or a nutritionist. All content found on the MarysNest.com website, YouTube Channel, and related social media, including: text, images, videos, or other formats were created solely for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or proper nutritional advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have watched on this video or read on the corresponding website.
Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/fire-cider-tonic-recipe/
To make your own vinegar, you can find the How to Make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother - DIY From Scratch Recipe for Beginners recipe at https://marysnest.com/how-to-make-homemade-apple-cider-vinegar/
Copyright © 2020 Mary's Nest, LLC, All Rights Reserved