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!
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