Orange-Thyme Switchel Recipe

Last Update: September 28, 2022

Before diet soda, frappuccinos, or kombucha, there was switchel. The fizzy, tangy drink—traditionally made with apple cider vinegar, sweetener, and water—has been quenching thirst for decades; some say it dates back to all the way to colonial days. We like livening ours up with orange juice, thyme, and a little sparkling water. Try sipping it as a nonalchoholic digestif or to settle an upset stomach.

Orange-Thyme Switchel

Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 5 minutes


1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 to 3 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 cup orange juice
3 sprigs thyme
1/2 cup sparkling water


Combine vinegar, maple syrup, orange juice, and thyme in a large glass filled with ice and stir to combine. Fill glass with the sparkling water and serve.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

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