Switchel – The 18th Century Energy Drink Recipe
If you need a tasty, all-natural energy drink, Switchel is the beverage for you! Learn How to Make Switchel, which is an 18th-century energy drink that’s perfect for enjoying after exercise or hard work.
A Natural Energy Drink
This Old Fashioned Energy Drink is made with water, raw apple cider vinegar, molasses, and ginger and was popular in the 18th and early 19th centuries before high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and sweeteners, and aluminum cans were invented. And back then, this revitalizing drink was served to workers who spent their days laboring in the hot sun. So you will certainly enjoy this delicious drink after working all day in the garden when your body needs more than just water to rehydrate!
And since Switchel (sometimes called Haymaker’s Punch) is homemade, it is inexpensive, delicious, and effective for replenishing your cells with sodium, potassium, magnesium, and iron to help your body properly rehydrate. An added benefit is that Switchel is also wonderful to help with digestion!
Now that you’ve learned how to make Switchel, try these other beverages and vinegars that I show you how to make with my tutorial videos.
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Easy Homemade Energy Drink Switchel Recipe
- 1 tbsp Ginger, ground
- 1/4 cup Raw apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup Molasses
- Filtered water
- Add ginger to a half gallon jar with a small amount of water and mix thoroughly.
- Add vinegar and molasses to jar.
- Fill jar with water.
- Stir well and serve chilled or over ice.
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