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Ginger Cider Switchel Recipe

This immune-boosting switchel recipe is perfect for keeping you healthy during cold and flu season.
Prep Time5 mins
Rest time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: apple cider vinegar, immunity
Servings: 4
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $5


  • Pitcher or glass jar



  • Place all ingredients in a pitcher or jar and stir to combine. Cover and leave out on the counter overnight (about 12 hours).
  • To drink, pour over ice and top with seltzer water, if desired. Store the remaining switchel in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.


Since it has to steep overnight, it’s best to make a large pitcher when you first start feeling sick, that way you always have some on hand. Simply try pouring it over ice and topping it off with a little carbonated water to give it a soda-like fizz.
Although it’s good year-round, during cold and flu season try drinking a glass daily before you get sick or every two to three hours if you feel a cold coming on, and your immune system will be revved up in no time.