Elderberry Switchel Recipe

February 2, 2018

When you’re feeling under the weather or just want to help keep colds at bay, we’ve got the perfect sip. This switchel—a fun name for a simple, fermented drink often made with apple cider vinegar—mixes up four ingredients and allows them to steep overnight. One standout addition is elderberry syrup, which boasts a dose of vitamin C in every drop, and is believed to help support the immune system.

Elderberry Switchel

Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours


¼ cup Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3-inch piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cups water


Combine all ingredients in a large mason jar. Tighten the lid and shake vigorously, then refrigerate at least 12 hours. Strain ginger before serving, and enjoy hot or cold.

Recipe credit: Angela Gaines

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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