Switchel Drink Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutesServes: Makes 2.25 Quarts
Have you heard of switchel? This refreshing drink dates back to the 1700s, when farmers enjoyed the drink on the fields as a way to cool down during hot days.
Today, switchel is experiencing something of a resurgence as it’s become a popular beverage among the hipster crowd. And there’s a good reason for it: with inflammation-reducing ginger and apple cider vinegar, one of my favorite natural remedies, it’s an easy-to-make drink brimming with healing ingredients.
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is — switchel is delicious any season.
1 cup ginger, chopped
¾ cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
½ cup apple cider vinegar
⅔ cup lemon juice
5½-6 cups water
Fill a 2-quart saucepan 2/3 with water and add ginger.
Bring water to a boil and allow ginger to boil for about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and let ginger steep for 20 minutes.
In a 2-quart pitcher, add maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.
Strain ginger as you are pouring into pitcher.
Stir and mix all ingredients well.
Can be served warm or on ice.
*Add more water to dilute if needed.
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Health and Wellness Associates