Fire Cider Recipes

It's A Medicinal Tonic. It's A Cocktail Mixer. It's Both…and More!

Archive for the month “July, 2013”

Guest Blog Post by Wellness Coach and Reiki Master Stacy Strain

A few weeks ago, on our Facebook page, we asked you to send in blog submissions.  Here’s our first guest blogger, Stacy, a Wellness Coach from The Berkshires!
stacy stain
“I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master and a lover of wholesome delicious food. I am passionate about using “food as medicine” to heal skin ailments such as acne & eczema, relieving stress and anxiety and increasing energy. Being a sufferer of skin problems most of my life, I have learned that food is one of the biggest reasons (along with stress) for most of my breakouts. I am happy to have made a positive lifestyle change and to have helped heal myself. I am truly grateful for all I have learned and am honored to help others help themselves with all I know. I look forward to exploring new and amazing things each and every day. Helping others is an absolute pleasure of mine and I am truly grateful!
On my journey to find all things yummy and healthy, Fire Cider came into my life a few years ago. My husband and I first tried it at our local “Third Thursday” where I saw a friend from high school (Amy) giving out samples. I was so excited to see her and thrilled to try her new product. My husband was the first to try it and I’ll admit, I was a bit wary about trying the cider due to his first initial facial expression: he had a little pucker going on with his lips and a slight squinted eye! However, right after the whole facial thing happened he said, “Wow, that’s really good!”
So I tried it for myself and felt the exact same way. How amazing, not only does it taste good, it has wonderful health benefits too.
Well, from then on, we were hooked, it’s pretty addicting.  I love to use Fire Cider as a salad dressing. I take fresh organic mesclun greens, an array of veggies (whatever looks good at the farmers market) some freshly cracked pepper, about a shot of fire cider, a splash of balsamic vinegar, a small wedge of lemon and about a tablespoon or so of organic unfiltered extra virgin olive oil. (I also have recently been using organic flax seed oil instead of the olive oil.) I like to add some sprouted green sunflower seeds on top for some added crunch. You could use whatever nut or seed you’d like, the options are endless.
That being said, a straight shot of fire cider is still my favorite!!”
Thank you Stacy for your salad and dressing recipe and for sharing your story!  If you want to get in touch with Stacy, her website is or send her an email

Fire Cider at the Sowa Market in Boston!!

The Sowa Open Market

The Sowa Open Market

We are excited to announce that Fire Cider will be available at the Sowa Open Farmer’s Market on 500 Harrison Ave. in Boston this season!

Elise, Amy and Brian’s sister, will be running the Fire Cider booth, handing out samples and answering all of your burning Fire Cider questions.

The Sowa Farmer's Market

The Sowa Farmer’s Market

The coolest part is the bike and trailer she’ll be using to get Fire Cider to and from the market, how very Boston of her.

Come by and meet Elise and pick up an 8, 16 or 64 oz bottle of your favorite spicy, sweet, tangy tonic on the following Sunday’s from 10 til 4 pm:

July 28th

August 11th and 25th

September 1st, 22nd and 29th

October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

See you there!

The Gimlet, Fire Cider Style

Did you know that Gin was originally considered a cure-all?  Well now it is passing the torch to Fire Cider.  Pun definitely intended.  We love our friend Ben McHenry’s take on this classic cocktail.  During the summer time, any day can feel like a Sunday, have a sip on one of these the next time you need to bring the weekend to you!

The more Fire Cider you add, the more colorful (spicy, flavorful) your drink will be!

A more colorful, flavorful gimlet.

  • 1 1/2 shot gin
  • 1/2 shot fire cider
  • big splash tonic
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp sugar
Add everything to a pint glass and shake well to mix, strain over ice into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
Alternatively, add a some fresh Thai basil or tarragon, before you shake things up.  Sub the tonic for soda water if adding herbs.
And thanks for the recipe Ben, and by thanks we mean, where should we mail your Fire Cider T-shirt to?!
If you too want a sweet custom Fire Cider t-shirt then send us your favorite Fire Cider recipe, medicinal use or just a cool story about you and your favorite health tonic.  Please include at least one image with your submission and send it to:
If we pick your submission for a blog post we’ll send you a t-shirt!
"Here's to Feeling Good, All the Time"

“Here’s to Feeling Good, All the Time”

The shirts are made of super soft 50/50 organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles, printed here in Pittsfield at Massive Graphics!

Fire Cider T-Shirt Giveaway!

Yay!  The t-shirts are here!  The folks at Massive Graphics on North Street in Pittsfield did an amazing job and we think you’ll agree:

An apple a day!

An apple a day!

The back:  Here’s to Feelin’ Good All the Time


We are giving away 100 of these awesome unisex shirts size s-xl made from 50% organic cotton and 50% recycle plastic bottles, they are super soft and durable.  Check out our Facebook page for chances to win all month long!

Our neighbor showing off his new t-shirt, super cute!!

Our neighbor showing off his new t-shirt, super cute!!

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