Fire Cider Recipes

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Archive for the month “February, 2013”

It’s Cocktail Hour Somewhere….

Here are two of my favorite cocktail recipes from two of my favorite people!  The first one is a bit more complex and you may need to go out and purchase a few of the ingredients but the effort is worth it!  The second recipe is simple, with only two ingredients.  Cheers!

Dana, Brian and Amy at the zinc bar at the former Brix Resturant in Pittsfield with our cocktail concoctions!

Dana, Brian and Amy at the zinc bar at the former Brix Restaurant in Pittsfield, MA with our cocktail concoctions!

Double A
Recipe by John Byrd NYC, NY –brooklynbarmen.com or you can find him behind the bar at Bathtub Gin 132 9th Ave NY, NY

1.5 oz Applejack (we use Laird’s bonded 100p)
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Shake with ice then strain over fresh ice.

Finish with 5-6 dashes/drops of Fire Cider on top with a grapefruit peel garnish.


Fire on The Mountain
Recipe by Brian Huebner

2 oz Mount Gay Rum
1 oz Fire Cider
Shake with ice then strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.  

Spicy Yerba Mate Tea

Mate tea in a traditional gourd with a bombilla.

Yerba Mate tea in a traditional gourd with a bombilla.

I have a hot cup of mate tea every morning, I even take it with me when I travel.  If you have not had or heard of this sweet plant which has similar health benefits to green tea, you are in for a treat!

Here is some information from YerbaTea.com:

“There are many health benefits associated with Yerba Mate, gained from its nutritional and chemical compounds:

  • a good detoxifier
  • produces deeper sleep
  • boosts the immune system
  • relieves allergies
  • increases energy
  • possibly reduces the risk of diabetes and hypoglycemia
  • relaxes muscles
  • burns more calories
  • increases mental focus
  • improves mood
  • possibly increases the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the heart during exercise
  • decreases hunger cravings
  • possible prevention of some cancers
  • possible reduction of heart attack and stroke
  • beneficial to the digestive tract”

Personally, I love the energy boost with out the caffeine crash and of course, the taste!  I drink it hot in the cooler months with milk and stevia.  In the summer it’s yummy on ice with fresh squeezed lemon.  And, oh yeah, it’s also super bonus good and good for you with a splash of Fire Cider!

This serving suggestion is from Dottie’s Coffee Lounge on North St. in beautiful downtown Pittsfield, thanks Jess!

Simply brew mate as usual, add a splash of Fire Cider to hot or cold Maté with a big squeeze of lemon and, if desired, a touch of honey or stevia and drink to your health!

More Is More: A New Space for Fire Cider!

This past week we moved out of our home office, emphasis on the home, to an 800 square foot warehouse space just a short drive away on 99 Hawthorne Ave in Pittsfield.  Thanks to our friends, and new neighbors, at Blue Q for renting this light filled work space to us!

Here's Brian and I on moving day playing with one of the many bags of biodegradable packing peanuts.  Now we can order a whole month's supply at once, with plenty of space to spare!

Here’s Brian and I on moving day playing with one of our bags of biodegradable packing peanuts. Now we can order a whole month’s supply at once, with plenty of space to spare!

Of course we had to invest in some equipment, like this orange pallet jack, made in Sweden, it’s the Lexus of pallet jacks, at least that’s what they say….

We are going to need two if we want to race, which is what pallet jacks are for, right?!

We are going to need two if we want to race, which is what pallet jacks are for, right?!

Our new office / shipping hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am-2:30 pm.  Thanks for all the love and support, we couldn’t have made this move with out you!  Cheers!

Photo Credit: Tony Osso at Dottie's Coffee Shop

Photo Credit: Tony Israel at Dottie’s Coffee Shop

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