Switchel (haymaker’s punch)

This is a popular drink in America, but probably originated in Jamaica. It tastes like a fiery home made lemonade. Its a great thirst quencher in the Summer, but works well as a mixer for whiskey or vodka on a colder Winters night.


  • 2 tablespoons of Cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • Juice and rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 800ml water


Mix together all the ingredients in a jug.

Refrigerate for 24 hours, strain through a muslin cloth and serve over ice.

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  1. I used to make something similar to this just to promote healthy digestion and liver 🙂 yum!


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