"This is an early (pre-Civil War) drink used by farm workers in the field. Vinegar helps to keep potassium levels up, the honey soothes the throat during a hard day of haymaking, and the ginger helps with digestion and absorbing the potassium. Also called haymaker's punch. It is very tart, probably takes a bit of getting used to."
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Ingredients12 h 5 m servings 92 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 gallon)
- Stir vinegar, honey, and ginger syrup together in a bowl until honey is dissolved; add water.
- Chill switchel until flavors combine, 12 to 25 hours.
- Cook's Note:
- One to two tablespoons of ground ginger can be used here. I like a lot of ginger, so many folks may wish to use less.
Per Serving: 92 calories; 0 g fat; 22.6 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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