Ginger Switchel Recipe

Haven’t heard of switchel before? Don’t worry, it is an old fashioned drink which is making a comeback. Recently, the Vermont Switchel Company started spreading the word at local farmer’s markets. Then they began bringing this drink to supermarkets in the area to expose it to a larger audience. You can consider switchel the drink farmers used to replenish themselves because of the vitamins and minerals that gave them energy. One of the things you may have to get over is that this drink is made with vinegar. Most reactions, naturally, assume that this drink is as acidic as the main ingredient. I will tell you this… it is not. It is refreshing. It has a flavor that is different than most drinks you have had, and I recommend you give it a try. Here is a recipe to make your own, but feel free to check out the Vermont Switchel Company for a variety of flavors.

Ginger Switchel Recipe:

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup water


Put everything into a glass and refrigerate for a couple hours. Pour over ice and add a little seltzer when serving.

It is worth trying, and please enjoy!

Vermont Switchel Company - Vinegar Energy Drink

Photo Credit: VT Switchel Company

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