Ginger Switchel

Ginger Switchel

Ginger Switchel
A patient of mine, Karen, brought me this great recipe for Ginger Switchel!

Switchel originated in the Caribbean and has been a popular summer drink for 300 years. Farmers call it “Haymaker’s Punch” as it’s popular at harvest time. I like that it contains ginger, apple cider vinegar , and lemon which all provide a powerful detox punch. Use stevia instead of traditional honey (or brown sugar) to keep it Maximized.

Ginger Switchel Recipe

Makes 1-2 drinks

IngredientsGinger Switchel

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 12 drops of liquid stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 organic lemon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or a glass.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to a day.
  3. Shake or stir before serving. Taste and adjust Stevia amount, if desired. If using fresh ginger, strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.
  4. Pour over ice or mix with soda water, if desired.

Ginger Switchel

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is a Doctor of Chiropractic, organic foodie and fanatic for green living and earthly sustainability. He has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he authored his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans. In 2018, he authored his second book, Align Your Health. An energizing and passionate speaker, Dr. Hardick shares his lifestyle methods to numerous professional and public audiences every year in the United States and Canada. He is known for his articles, recipes and contributions on,,, and his own site, In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More