Fire Cider Recipes

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It’s That Time of Year Again

There has been a nasty cold going around the Berkshires, and one by one it has taken us out. First Dan, then Sean, Amy, and Dana. I blame Dan’s kids for being cute but efficient plague carriers. Anyway, we’ve been hitting the amped up virgin Fire Cider hot toddys pretty hard over the last week- and I’m happy to say we’ve been feeling much better!

Ingredients:

-1 -2 Tablespoons of Fire Cider
-Juice of 1/4 – 1/2 lemon
-1 T honey, raw, local honey is best.
-A healthy dose of ginger (We use 1T frozen ginger juice. A 1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1T diced fresh ginger works too)
-Hot water or tea to fill your favorite mug

Warming and soothing.

Warming and soothing.

Our full arsenal of anti-ick fighting home remedies includes Osha tincture, Echinacea tincture, oil of oregano (rub it on the bottom of your feet or get capsules), raw honey, Fire Cider, ginger juice, lemons, neti pot and of course, some Berkshire Bourbon for when you finally start to feel better!

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This Sunday is the last SoWa Market in Boston for the season so make sure to stop by and see Sean for your free Fire Cider sample!  He’ll also be handing out samples on Friday, 10/24 at Foster’s Supermarket in Greenfield, MA, 3-6 pm  and on Saturday, 10/25 at the Fruit Center Marketplace in Hingham, MA 11 am-4 pm

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Cheers!

 

 

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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