Switchel (Haymaker’s Punch)

Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is an incredibly refreshing summer drink. Below is my favourite recipe.

Switchel (Haymaker’s Punch)

Servings: 8


  • 50 g fresh ginger
  • 125 ml cider vinegar
  • 220 g honey
  • 300 ml water


  • In a small saucepan, bring the peeled and thinly sliced ginger to the boil, then remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the honey while this is till hot, as the heat helps to dissolve the honey. Make sure the honey is thoroughly dissolved.
  • Add the cider vinegar and let the mixture cool down.
  • Pour into a 2 ltr jug, top up with sparkling water and chill.

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