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Haymaker's Ginger Switchel


From EatingWell:  July/August 2008

This ginger punch is flavored with lemon juice and sweetened with honey and molasses for a refreshing drink that quenches even the fiercest summer thirst.

8 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 2 1/2 hours (including chilling time)



  1. Combine 3 cups water with ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let infuse for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the ginger-infused water into a pitcher, pressing on the ginger solids to extract all the liquid. Add honey (or maple syrup) and molasses; stir until dissolved. Stir in lemon juice, vinegar and the remaining 6 cups water. Chill until very cold, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Stir the punch and serve in tall glasses over ice cubes. Garnish with berries, mint sprigs or lemon slices, if desired.


Per serving : 73 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 20 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 13 mg Sodium; 195 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate

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