Zest the ginger. Pour 2 cups water into a saucepan, add the fresh ginger and boil for 2 minutes.
Strain the cooled liquid and pour it into a pitcher.
Add Gentlemen’s Orchard Cider Vinegar, honey and 3 more cups of cold water. Stir until blended. Cool and serve. Also tasty without ginger.
About this recipe
Switchel was commonly used as a base for cocktails, which alarmed those fervently committed to the 19th century temperance movement. Filoli has cocktail recipes that use the Gentlemen’s Orchard Switchel—one based on bourbon and another using vodka and ginger beer.