What is fire cider? It’s a spicy hot, deliciously sweet vinegar tonic. First concocted in the kitchen at the California School of Herbal Studies by Rosemary Gladstar in the early 1980’s, it was for teaching students how to make herbal preparations that were as much food as they were medicines.
Fire Cider was among those early cross-over recipes—part medicine, part food—that was made and shared freely. Hundreds of people were taught how to make it and use it. Fire Cider is pleasantly delicious, and also a wonderful blend of medicinal herbs.