Switchel is a steeped brew of apple cider vinegar, ginger, and something sweet. It is supremely refreshing, like lemonade but without having to squeeze all of the lemons. And it’s a much less austere way to get apple cider vinegar, which purportedly has about one million health benefits, into your system than a bracing shot of the stuff. —Caroline Lange
apple cider vinegar (I like the unfiltered stuff best, like Bragg’s)
pure maple syrup
Fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced—as much as you want. I usually slice up a piece the size of my thumb.