Fire Cider Recipes

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Archive for the month “May, 2013”

Free Samples of Fire Cider aka Our Summer Event Schedule!

Come out and see us this summer, we’ll be attending some really fun festivals and rumor has it we’ll be giving out free samples of Fire Cider!  We will also have our custom shot glasses, plus NEW half-gallon growlers for our Fire Cider super fans.  There may even be tee shirts with your favorite pirate on them, oh yeah!

Half gallon growlers have arrived!

Half gallon growlers have arrived!

Fire Cider Summer Event Schedule

The Garden City Center Art Festival, Cranston RI  Saturday and Sunday June 8th and 9th  10am- 5pm daily


Mount Lebanon Herbfest at The Darrow School  Saturday June 8th  10am- 6pm

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th at Orleton Farm 31 Prospect Hill Road in Stockbridge Massachusetts for their 15th Annual Pleasure Driving Show! 

Sunday June 23rd the first New Amsterdam Market of the year will be held in the South Street Seaport from 11 am to 5 pm

It's cooler under the overpass at New Amsterdam Market!

It’s cooler under the overpass at New Amsterdam Market

Summer wouldn’t be the same without  the one and only Zucchini Fest in West Stockbridge on Saturday August 10th starting at 9:30 am with the pet parade!

Saturday August 24th we’ll celebrate the end of the week-long Mountain Path Festival Camp on the Darrow School Campus 5 Abode Road  New Lebanon, NY 12125  10am-5pm

We will be at the Big E again this year, dates and times will be posted along with our fall calendar in September.  See you this summer!


Extra Tangy Lemonade

“When I add a spoon of honey to my tea, I give thanks to a dozen bees for the work of their whole lives.  When my finger sweeps the final drop of sweetness from the jar, I know we’ve enjoyed the nectar from over a million flowers.  This is what honey is: the souls of flowers, a food to please the gods.  Honeyeaters know that to have a joyful heart one must live life like the bees, sipping the sweet nectar from each moment as it blooms.  And Life, like the world of Honey, has its enchantments and stings…”

– Ingrid Goff-Maidoff  ‘The Honey Sutras”

Lemonade is better sweetened with honey and spiced up with Fire Cider!

Lemonade is better sweetened with honey and spiced up with Fire Cider!

Extra Tangy Lemonade

Recipe by Amy-  for more of Amy’s recipes check out her blog

This recipe requires fresh squeezed lemon juice from at least one lemon. For a pint sized drink I like to use 3-4 whole lemons- we regularly have a lot of left over lemons from making a batch of Fire Cider.  So, naturally, we make Fire Cider Lemonade!

Mix the lemon juice in a pint glass with a splash of Fire Cider and raw honey to taste, top with soda water or spring water and stay cool (and hydrated) this summer.

Pomegranate Fire Cider Switchel

This is Dana’s favorite Fire Cider recipe, probably because he came up with it!  We think this drink is a perfect complement to the warm weather we are finally starting to have here in New England.  In fact, switchel is basically old-fashioned Gatorade that farmer’s drank to stay hydrated:

“They drank a quenching beverage that functioned much like modern Gatorade: switchel, also called switzel or haymaker’s punch. It contained water, a sweetener—either molasses, maple syrup, honey or brown sugar—ginger, and cider vinegar. All the ingredients (except water) happen to be sources of potassium—an electrolyte. Molasses is especially high in potassium.” Read the rest of this article HERE!

If you want to add alcohol we recommend rum or vodka.  Using this whole recipe will make a decent amount of punch for your next party, perhaps it’s time for a backyard BBQ!

The following recipe is for a concentrate that will keep well in the fridge for a refreshing beverage, anytime.

These are the pomegranate molasses Dana uses, from the Asian market in Hadley, MA

These are the pomegranate molasses Dana uses, from Tran’s World Food Market in Hadley, MA

Ingredients to make one cup of Switchel concentrate:

  • ¼ cup of Fire Cider
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh ginger juice
  • 3 Tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
Serve with a wedge of lime!

Serve with a wedge of lime.


Shake well to combine all ingredients.

Serve about 2-4 ounces of concentrate over ice, top with soda water to make a pint.

Store leftover Switchel mix in the refrigerator.

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