Raise the Roof and/or Barn With This Maple Ginger Switchel

Switchel -- originally popularized by 17th-century farmers in New England, and recently reclaimed by present-day hipsters -- boasts a variety of health benefits. The iconic autumn beverage is also totally solid as a drink mixer, and shines in this cocktail recipe, which plays with bright citrus, classic maple syrup, and a warm, gingery zing. The apple cider vinegar contrasts nicely against the herbaceousness of juniper-based gin; combined with a touch of soda water for a pleasant fizz, it's the perfect fall cocktail. Sip on some before you raise the roof and/or barn, or as a mellow nightcap before you hit the hay.