A classic 19th century thirst quenching drink. Also known as "haymakers punch". There are many variations to this drink, but this one I adopted from my Grandmother. "Switchel", "Haymakers-Punch", "Ginger-water" was used to quench the farmers thirst on a hot day in the fields. The ginger in the water prevented them from getting sick. Drinking too much plain, cold water on a hot day, would.
There were no standard measurements to my Grandmother's recipe, so I've had to experiment with it to come up with my own, which are in the prep notes column.
Simple.... just mix it all up. I top the jug off with ice. Best served chilled.
My Grandmother's original recipe used molasses, which I don't really care for now. You can also use maple syrup instead of honey, or just increase the sugar to 1 cup. I like the added taste that the honey gives.
You can use granulated ginger found in the spice aisle, but it's not the same as fresh ginger root.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (232g)|
|Recipe Makes: Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 6 (9%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.7g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 4.6mg||0 %|
|Potassium 320.2mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 21.6g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6.5g||26 %|
|Sugars, other 15.1g|
|Protein 2.6g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 67
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