Switchel: The Original Gatorade

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
20
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Switchel: The Original Gatorade

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine 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.
  • 2Serve over Ice. Keeps well in the refrigerator.
    I used to serve this to my kids in the summer and when they were playing sports.

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About Switchel: The Original Gatorade

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




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