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Switzel Recipe

This is a delicious drink to serve to guests either hot in the winter or iced in the summer.—Shirley Rutsky, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 quarts water


  • 1. Mix the ingredients and chill. Yield: 4 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 73 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"This is a quick and easy version of a New England traditional beverage also known as "switchel." Try substituting molasses for the sugar. Best if left to mellow for a few hours before serving."

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