Save on Pinterest


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
  • Makes
    4 quarts


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


  • Mix the ingredients and chill.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 73 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • NH-rescue
    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.