Switchel originated in the Caribbean and has been a popular summer drink for 300 years. Called, “Haymaker’s Punch,” by farmers, it is popular at harvest time, but also has a drink for celebrations. Enjoy instead of alcohol and you will remain healthy and happy at social events. It contains ginger, apple cider vinegar, and lemon which all provide a powerful detox punch.


  • 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar
  • 12 drops of Sweet Leaf Stevia
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or a glass.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to a day.
  3. Shake or stir before serving. Taste and adjust Stevia amount, if desired.
  4. If using fresh ginger, strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
  5. Pour over ice or mix with soda water, if desired.
  6. Makes 1-2 drinks.