Maple Ginger Switchel


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 5-inch piece fresh ginger (approximately 6 ounces)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 4 cups water or club soda
  • Mint springs, to garnish


  • Shave 1 piece of fresh ginger. Mince using a hand-grater until it the ginger becomes a fine pulp.
  • In a large pitcher or jar, combine ginger pulp, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and lime juice, and stir until the maple syrup is dissolved. Refrigerate until well-chilled.
  • To serve, dilute with water or club soda, and add gin. Pour the switchel into ice-filled cocktail glasses, and garnish with a sprig of mint.