Fresh Thymes Eatery loves to push the house-made envelope and offer its guests liquid delights. The Boulder restaurant that made bone broth its staple and pho in a jar a treat is now launching house-made fire cider — a fermented drink made from onions, garlic, chile, ginger, horseradish, apple cider vinegar and honey. Owner Christine Ruch has developed the recipe over the last few months and as of this week, the ferment is done and the store is pouring fire cider. Today, Fresh Thymes is offering it for $1 a shot (normally $2). Blame it on the rain!
While fire cider is not a new creation, the folk remedy is becoming popular just like kombucha or bone broth. Why drink it? For its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. Plus, it's great for digestion.
Fresh Thymes will continue to offer a seasonal fire cider. This week's inaugural version includes cilantro and green onion. Future iterations will include different kinds of seasonal produce, as well as things like adaptogenic herbs, like ginseng, astralagus and ashwagandha.