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Haymaker's Ginger Switchel

July/August 2008

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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.


Haymaker's Ginger Switchel Recipe

Makes: 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 9 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup honey, or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Fresh berries, mint sprigs or lemon slices for garnish

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

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.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (18% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Servings
8 or more
Meal/Course
Lunch
Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
July/August 2008
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