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Recipe: Maple Ginger Cider Switchel

by Ellie Balfe
02nd Jan 2015

Put down the high-priced energy drink. The boost you need in s one of the easiest DIY hacks you’ll ever make. Enter switchel aka farmer’s brew, a tart and pleasantly pungent mix of apple cider vinegar and maple syrup that’s diluted with water and drunk as an alterna-energy and electrolyte boost. Just make sure to use the best ingredients possible to get the most benefit.

Maple-Ginger Cider Switchel
Serves 4


  • 1 x 5-inch piece fresh ginger(about 6 ounces)
  • 120ml apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime or lemonjuice
  • 940ml water or club soda
  • mint sprigs (for serving)MethodPass ginger through a juicer (you should have about 80ml). Combine ginger juice, vinegar, maple syrup, and lime juice in a large pitcher and stir until maple syrup is dissolved. Chill until cold. To serve, dilute with water and pour switchel into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint.

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