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Ginger Switchel Drink made with water, honey, raw apple cider vinegar, and lots of ginger.
5 from 6 votes

Ginger Switchel {hot weather drink}

Tangy, slightly sweet, refreshing as heck, with a decided ginger kick, Ginger Switchel is a fantastic electrolyte balancer when you're dehydrated but is also great to help beat the heat!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 69kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 1/4 cup mild honey
  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root sliced into coins and smacked with a meat tenderizer or heavy pan to release the juices
  • fresh cold water


  • Add the honey, raw apple cider vinegar, and ground ginger to the bottom of a quart jar or 1 liter jar that has a tight fitting lid. Whisk until thoroughly combined, add the fresh ginger coins, then fill the jar with fresh, cold water up to within 1/4-inch of the top and fix the lid in place. Shake and invert a few times before stashing in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours but as long as 36 hours. Remove the pieces of ginger root from the jars and serve the Ginger Switchel over ice or with plain seltzer or club soda.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 17g | Iron: 0.1mg