Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes
For Honey, Salad Dressing and Detox

Six homemade apple cider vinegar recipes to sooth and refresh.



Apple cider vinegar has so many uses. You can use it as a health tonic, a beauty treatment, a household cleaner and more. To get started, check out these great recipes!

  • Fire Cider - Feeling a little under the weather? This recipe will rev up your immune system and clear your sinuses quickly, or you can use it as warming rub to soothe sore muscles.

  • Classic Tonic - This is the easiest way to take apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. The honey adds additional nutrients and minerals, plus it counteracts the sour taste of the vinegar.

  • Summer Switchel - This is a traditional American harvest drink that relies on apple cider vinegar to create a refreshing tang. If you can not stand the taste of plain liquid vinegar, making a batch of this recipe will help it go down in a much more delightful way!

  • Healthy Tangy Salad Dressing - Unlock the calcium and other vitamins and minerals from your salad with the wonderfully tangy dressing!

  • Household Cleaner - In this recipe, the natural grease-cutting and germ-killing powers of vinegar combine with antiseptic essential oils to leave your house clean and fresh. Don't worry, the apple cider vinegar smell will disappear after the liquid dries.

  • Bath for Sore Muscles and Detox - Bathe away aches and pains with apple cider vinegar. Soaking in a warm apple cider vinegar bath will help relieve muscle pain and carry away toxins.


Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes #1:
Fire Cider

Feeling a little under the weather? This recipe will rev up your immune system and clear your sinuses quickly, or you can use it as warming rub to soothe sore muscles.

Ingredients

1 quart apple cider vinegar, with the mother

1/2 cup grated horseradish

1/8 cup chopped garlic

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup ginger, grated

2-3 jalapeno peppers, chopped or 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon star anise

How to Make

Step 1: Place vegetables and spices in a large quart canning jar.

Step 2: Pour apple cider vinegar over the vegetables and spices to fill the jar to the top

Step 3: Cover the jar with parchment paper and then screw the lid on. The parchment will prevent the lid of the jar from being corroded by the apple cider vinegar.

Step 4: Leave it alone for 2-3 months.

Step 5: Pour the liquid off into another clean canning jar, using cheesecloth to strain out the vegetables.

Step 6: Take one to two teaspoons a day to help keep yourself healthy during cold season. If you get sick, increase the dose to 3 to 5 teaspoons per day. You can also apply this concoction directly to sore muscles and joints.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes #2:
Classic Tonic

This is the easiest way to take apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. The honey adds additional nutrients and minerals, plus it counteracts the sour taste of the vinegar

Ingredients

1 cup of water (either hot or cold, depending on your preference)

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar with the mother

1-2 teaspoons of honey

How to Make

Step 1: Add honey and vinegar to the water.

Step 2: Stir well and drink.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes #3:
Summer Switchel

This is a traditional American harvest drink that relies on apple cider vinegar to create a refreshing tang. If you can not stand the taste of plain liquid vinegar, making a batch of this recipe will help it go down in a much more delightful way!

Ingredients

8 cups water

1/4 cup grated fresh ginger or 2 tablespoons of powdered ginger

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with the mother

1/4 cup molasses (preferably blackstrap molasses, which is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals

2 tablespoons of honey

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

How to Make

Step 1:If you are using fresh ginger, make a ginger infusion by simmering the grated ginger in 3 cups of water for about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Strain the ginger infusion through some cheesecloth into a pitcher.

Step 3: If using powdered ginger, heat 3 cup of water until steaming hot and pour it into the pitcher.

Step 4: Add molasses and honey to the warm water and stir vigorously until they dissolve.

Step 5: Add the orange juice, powdered ginger (if using), the remaining water and the vinegar.

Step 6: Serve cold.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes #4:
Healthy Tangy Salad Dressing

Unlock the calcium and other vitamins and minerals from your salad with the wonderfully tangy dressing!

Ingredients

1/3 cup raw honey

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar with the mother

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon spicy brown or Dijon mustard

How to Make

Step 1: In a quart-sized canning jar, combine vinegar, garlic and mustard. Mix well.

Step 2: Add the olive oil, put the lid on the jar, and shake it vigorously for a minute or two until the dressing is emulsified.

Step 3: Pour over salad of your choice.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes #5:
Household Cleaner

In this recipe, the natural grease-cutting and germ-killing powers of vinegar combine with antiseptic essential oils to leave your house clean and fresh. Don't worry, the apple cider vinegar smell will disappear after the liquid dries.

Ingredients

2 cups apple cider vinegar

3 cups water

1 teaspoon castile soap

1 tablespoon tea tree oil

1 tablespoon lavender oil

How to Make

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Transfer to a spray bottle.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes #6:
Bath for Sore Muscles and Detox

Bathe away aches and pains with apple cider vinegar. Soaking in a warm apple cider vinegar bath will help relieve muscle pain and carry away toxins.

The Epsom salts and mustard have detoxing benefits of their own. This bath can also help soothe the itching and burning associated with a yeast infection, although if the infection is internal it won't cure it completely.

If you've got a yeast infection, leave out the mustard powder to avoid increasing the burning sensation!

Ingredients

1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 cup Epsom salts

1 tablespoon dry mustard powder

1 teaspoon tea tree oil

1 teaspoon lavender oil

How to Make

Step 1: Combine Epsom salts, mustard powder and essential oils in a bowl. Stir with a whisk or fork until essential oils are evenly distributed.

Step 2: Draw a hot bath, and add the bath salts and apple cider vinegar to the water.

Step 3: Soak in the tub for 30-40 minutes. If you used the mustard powder, it is important to shower off before you get out of the tub, as it will irritate your skin if it is not rinsed off.

Step 3: Get into some warm clothes and take a nice nap.

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