Your Questions. Our Answers
What are these Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics?
Our ACV Tonic line is a collection of infusions of apple cider vinegar and other premium & organic ingredients that have been used traditionally as part of a health-conscious diet.
What goes into these Tonics?
Raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar is the foundation of fire tonic. In addition, we add horseradish root, turmeric root, ginger root and, in select recipes, dandelion, burdock, onion and garlic. Other ingredients include whole lemon juice and various peppers. The other thing that goes into fire tonic is time. Lots of time. Each batch is at least 8 weeks old by the time it reaches you, giving it time to reach a level of potency that ensures you get the most powerful elixir possible.
What are the benefits of drinking these tonics?
Besides a big sassy grin on your face? And maybe a bit of a wake-me-up kick? Pep in your step? Where do we even begin? Our customers would agree that a shot of tonic each day leaves them feeling a little better than before. Check out the testimonials on our product pages!
Is there any alcohol in these Tonics?
Nope! they are 100% alcohol free! Having said that, alot of folks LOVE to use our tonics in their cocktails, as they add a spicy kick to their favorite liquors.
Is the sediment or cloudiness in my Tonic normal?
Yes! This is a live product that hasn't been subjected to the effects of heat or cooking and thereby contains the living mother that manifests as the solids you may see in your tonic. It's totally harmless and in fact is considered to be a desirable part of apple cider vinegar!
What exactly is the 'Mother'?
The mother nourishes the bacteria that ultimately turns apple cider into its corresponding vinegar. Pasteurized vinegar does NOT contain this live mother.
Are these tonics organic?
While we are not certified organic, over 90% of the ingredients that go into our products are organic. At present, the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, turmeric, ginger and lemon juice are all certified organic. All other ingredients are sourced responsibly with a preference towards local growers.
What makes your product so awesome?
We don't skimp on our ingredients. In fact, each gallon of original, reaper and nectar tonic that we make contains well over three pounds of root vegetables in it. And our Beetroot and Wilder tonics aren't far behind. That's ALOT of roots. We don't add water to our product either, giving you full strength apple cider vinegar. The results are products that are bold, rich and intensely flavorful.
How much should I take?
A good amount to take is a tablespoon a day. That's the same as a half ounce or a shot glass filled half way up.
What's the best way to take it?
You can enjoy it straight as a shot. You can mix it with your favorite beverage. You can mix it with oil to make a scrumptious vinaigrette to pour over a salad. Or get creative and make your own recipe for enjoyment! Check out our recipes blog here.
This tonic tastes a little <adjective>-er than the last one I ordered. What's up?
Our tonics are made in small batches using fresh whole ingredients that are available at the time of creation. Just as mother nature varies from season to season, so too does the fruit she bears for us to consume. These small variations result in very subtle differences in profile from one batch to the next.
Is this the same as fire cider?
In short, our Original, Reaper and Nectar tonics are in fact fire ciders.
The long answer is that fire cider is a traditional recipe made for many generations by communities throughout America who value the wisdom of age-old herablism. We've taken this time-tested recipe and improved upon it by adding additional amazing ingredients to make them even tastier and even better for you.
Our products are not, however, the same as the brand "Fire Cider". This article explains the similarities and differences in further detail.