Orange-Thyme Switchel Recipe

July 12th, 2016

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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