"Knock Your Socks Off" Cold Kicking Cider


I don’t know about you, but it’s important to me boost my family’s immune system and treat colds as naturally as possible. This time of year you will find elderberry syrup, homemade chicken stockimmunity boosting tincture and this cider at my house.

Be forewarned, this cider is not for the faint of heart; it will knock your socks off and kick your cold while it’s at it. It is loaded with vitamins‚ antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Join me at Frugal Granola to learn how to make your own! 


About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. Jeanmarie says:

    This is a famous old recipe, known variously as fire cider, Dr. Christopher’s anti-plague tonic (for both chickens and people), and master tonic. Nothing new, but very effective.

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      No, it’s nothing new to be sure. I have never heard of Dr. Christopher’s anti-plague, I will have to look up his variation. I based my recipe off of at least 5 different cider recipes I found online and in books.

  2. I don’t see the actual recipe on this page….?

    Thank you,

  3. Just curious if you have recommendations on how to incorporate this tonic. I’m not faint of heart but I made some of this and a small sip made my stomach burn. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • Katie Mae says:

      Oh, I’m so sorry! 🙁 I would try adding it to some olive oil and using it as a salad dressing, mixing it with juice or adding it to soup.


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