Switchel

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Appears in Cook's Country August/September 2015

    

A sharp, gingery drink for the fall harvest months.

SERVES8 (Makes about 2 quarts)

TIME10 minutes, plus 20 minutes cooling and 6 hours chilling

Switchel

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

This old-fashioned thirst-quenching beverage (aka haymaker’s punch) is all about a balance of water, ginger, sugar, and vinegar. We liked a ratio of 6 cups water to 3/4 cup cider vinegar, balanced with 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup. Two table...

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