Honey-Ginger Switchel

Honey-Ginger Switchel

A bright and refreshing tonic drink, switchel is easy to make and has many health benefits. Discover the basic recipe and ideas for adding flavor.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Peel and chop or slice the gingerroot. When using organic ginger, there's no need to peel it; the peel has most of the root's nutrients. If you choose to leave the peel, be sure to scrub it thoroughly under running water.
  3. Step 3

    In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add the ginger. Remove from heat and let steep for at least 10 minutes, or until completely cool.
  4. Step 4

    Pour the ginger water and ginger into a 1-quart jar along with the remaining water. Add the honey, apple cider vinegar, and the juice of half a lemon .
  5. Step 5

    Secure the lid, shake well, and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  6. Step 6

    Measure out about 1/2 to 1 cup of switchel to drink each day. Serve it cold or over ice, and enjoy.