New product alert on the Kelsick Specialty Market shelves – Fire Cider – and we happen to think it’s good for just about everything you’ll need.

Need pep in your step? Fire Cider.

Want your singing voice back? Fire Cider.

Feel cold? Fire Cider.

Bored? Fire Cider.

Want a thrill? Fire Cider.

What exactly is this drink and where did it come from?

For centuries, New Englanders drank a daily tonic of raw apple cider, vinegar and honey. Ever heard someone’s grandmother tell them to drink apple cider vinegar because it’s good for them, even if it tastes bad? Same concept!

Fire Cider takes a nod from that age-old tradition, and is a drink that starts with apple cider vinegar, lemons, oranges, onions, ginger, garlic, horseradish, habanero pepper and turmeric. After six weeks of steeping, it’s blended together with a generous portion of raw wildflower honey from a third generation, family-run apiary in New England. No heating is ever involved, keeping the unique properties and delicate flavors of the ingredients preserved.

Fire Cider is made with organic vinegar, fruits and vegetables.

Drink it straight from the bottle, with juices, soda water, tea and salad dressing or in a fierce Hot Toddy.

Try these recipes below…for well, anything!

Pick-Me-Up: A quick sip of Cider early in the morning or mid afternoon will open your eyes and get you moving, STAT!

Vocal Performance: Singers of all stripes have relied on apple cider vinegar and honey for centuries.

Keep Your Kids in School: Do your kids pretend they are “sick” so they can stay home? Let ‘em know that wicked hot Fire Cider is in their future. You might witness a miraculous recovery.

Breathing: Mix just-boiling water with 1-2 oz. Fire Cider, and inhale the vapors deeply.

Hangover Dose: Had too much to drink last night? Try a shot of Fire Cider as an eye-opener. For the truly adventurous, mix 1-2 oz. of Fire Cider into a can of lager for a spicy hair of the dog.

Raw Bar: Use a dash of Fire Cider over chilled raw oysters for a quick blend of heat and sweet.

Cider’d Shrimp: Mix 2-3 oz. Fire Cider with a pinch of salt and pinch of brown sugar. Baste mixture on one part shrimp, one part scallops. Alternate on kebobs and grill until firm and golden, basting as necessary. Finish with a squeeze of lemon off the grill.

Fire Salad: Fast, simple and healthy salad and dressing or marinade. Combine 4 oz. of virgin olive oil, 4 oz. Fire Cider and 2 Tsp. Dijon mustard in a closed container and shake vigorously. Salt and pepper to taste. Sweet and light.

Fire Cider Slaw: Mix ½ head of shredded cabbage and 2 shredded carrots with 1 oz. Fire Cider and enough mayonnaise to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.

Spicy Grilled Vegetables: Cut veggies (1 red onion, 1 red/yellow bell pepper, 1 yellow squash, 1 small head broccoli). In an aluminum foil packet, mix 1 oz. olive oil, 1 oz. Fire Cider, veggies, salt and pepper to taste. Seal packet and grill 5-8 minutes on a side. Try fresh herbs, too!

Coco Fuego Dressing: Combine 3 oz. raw coconut oil, 2 oz. unsweetened Fire Cider, and 1 Tsp. of Dijon mustard. Shake vigorously in a closed container. A potent, simple and low sugar dressing.

Fire Cider Bloody Mary: The classic, with a vinegar and spice kick. Combine 1.5 oz. Vodka, 1 oz. unsweetened Fire Cider and 6 oz. tomato juice. Garnish with fresh ground pepper, olives, lemon wedge, pepperoncini and the Sunday Times.

Fire on the Mountain: Combine 1 part Mount Gray Rum and 1 part Fire Cider over ice, on a boat. Warming, stormy and tastes intriguingly of pineapple.

Scorched Earth: A Polish take on a Prairie Fire. Mix 3 parts Citron Vodka and 2 parts Fire Cider over ice. Strain into a shot glass for a shooter or leave on the rocks as a highball. Squeeze and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Fizzy Fire Water: Mix 1 oz. unsweetened Fire Cider and 8 oz. Seltzer Water over ice in a pint glass. A great pick-me-up for the under hydrated or over served.

Fire Cider Hot Toddy: Combine 2 oz. Basil Hayden, 1 oz. Fire Cider, 1 Tbsp. honey, juice of one lemon and hot water to fill. Fetch the cat, greet the day.

Stop in Kelsick Specialty Market today to pick up a bottle, or two.

For more recipes or to learn more about Fire Cider visit: http://firecider.com.

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