Looking for some new delicious and healthy drinks to try making at home I came across this recipe on the Wellness Mama site for ginger honey switchel. Switchel is not something that I’ve ever heard before and curiously I took a closer look. It is a fermented drink similar to kombucha. I’ve had kombucha and I’m not a big fan of it, but ginger and honey are flavours that I love!
Refreshing Ginger Honey Switchel Recipe
Ever heard of switchel? It is a fermented beverage that hasn’t seemed to gain the popularity of kombucha … yet (though I suspect it will soon!). It relies on pre-fermented apple cider vinegar and does not have a long fermentation process like kombucha or kefir do, making it a great first drink for anyone new to fermenting.
What is Switchel?
Switchel has quite a few nicknames including Haymaker’s Punch, Ginger-Water, and Swizzy. It is a fermented drink that originated in the Caribbean and that often contains apple cider vinegar, water, a natural sweetener, and a flavoring, like ginger root.
It is an inexpensive and electrolyte-filled way to get the benefits of apple cider vinegar and is much more tasty than undiluted vinegar! While it isn’t as popular as kombucha yet, I recently saw a switchel-based cocktail on the menu in a restaurant, making me wonder if its return to popularity has begun.
Ginger Honey Switchel Recipe
A fermented drink that combines the benefits of apple cider vinegar, raw honey (or molasses), and ginger for a refreshing and electrolyte drink.
- 2 TBSP unfiltered apple cider vinegar with “the mother”
- 3 TBSP raw honey or blackstrap molasses
- 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and finely minced
- 4 cups water
- ½ of a fresh lime, juiced and zested
- Mix all ingredients in a large jar, cover, and shake well.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight.
- To serve, pour over ice or add seltzer water if desired.
If using seltzer water, only add half the amount of listed water to the jar. Add the other half as seltzer water when serving
That looks simple and delicious! What fermented healthy drinks do you like to consume and enjoy?