Ginger Lemon Switchel

Switchel is a refreshing fermented drink that starts with raw ginger and apple cider vinegar as its base. Here, we infuse the ferment with lemon and mint for a tasty beverage. It’s easy to make and easy to drink!
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Ginger Lemon Switchel recipe

Give this recipe time to brew. The longer it ferments, the more pronounced the flavors will be.

  • Prep Time
  • 1 1-Qt jarServings


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (TRY: Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger (peel on), scrubbed and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves and tender stems


  • 1 1-qt wide-mouth glass jar  with lid, sterilized


1. To a 1-qt wide-mouth glass jar add all ingredients and seal tightly; shake to combine. Let ferment in refrigerator for at least 12 hours, or up to 2 weeks. (NOTE: The longer the mixture ferments, the more the flavors will develop.) 

2. To serve, mix 1/4 cup switchel with 1/4 cup still or sparkling water.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 14
  • Carbohydrate Content: 4 g
  • Sugar Content: 3 g