Popular in the late 17th century, Switchel is a drink made with ginger and sweetened with maple syrup or honey.

1 Servings


1 cup ginger, chopped

3/4 cup of maple syrup (or raw honey)

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

2/3 cup lemon juice


  1. Fill saucepan with 2/3 cups of water and add ginger. 
  2. Bring water to a boil and allow ginger to boil for about two minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. 
  4. In a two-quart pitcher, add maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Strain ginger. 
  5. Stir and mix all ingredients.

Can be served warm or on ice. Add more water to dilute if needed.