Elderberry Switchel Recipe

Last Update: September 28, 2022

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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