How to Make Switchel: A Home-Made Energy Drink

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!

Switchel Recipe, How to Make Switchel

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:

Switchel Recipe

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!

Switchel Recipe, How to Make Switchel


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