Switchel: The Original Gatorade

Judy Kaye

By
@paintedcookie

My family used to drink this on the farm when I was a kid. It went by the gallons when the men would come in from the fields. I was given it again recently as I lost it a while back and my memory is not what it used to be so I was very glad to get it.


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Serves:

20

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3-4 qt
water
8 oz
apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 c
sugar
1/3 c
light molasses
2 oz
fresh grated ginger root or 1 1/2 tsp. dried

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine 1 quart water, the vinegar, sugar, molasses, and
ginger root and simmer for 15 minutes uncovered. Remove from
heat, cover, and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
2
Serve over Ice. Keeps well in the refrigerator.
I used to serve this to my kids in the summer and when they were playing sports.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #harvest