By accident, last summer, I discovered Switchel.
It is a delightful drink!
Switchel is basically a home-made energy/sport drink. It cools you off and puts some electrolytes back in you, after you’ve been working in your gardens in the hot summer sun!
I think of it as a daily “tonic” that gives me a little boost!
I also like to take it with me when I go places. I just pour some into a canning jar and use a plastic lid to close it. SO much better than pop (or soda…depending on where you are 😉 ).
There are different ways to make Switchel, but this is the one I especially like:
2 quarts water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5-6 slices of ginger
Stir until honey and molasses dissolve. Chill. Enjoy.
It is a drink that has basic ingredients, there are no artificial dyes or preservatives, it’s cheap to make and once you taste it, you’ll be hooked!
Time to mix up a big pitcher of Switchel and go sit under the shade trees!