18th Century Energy Drink – Switchel

Today we prepare what would have been an 18th Century equivalent of a modern energy drink. This revitalizing drink was served to tuckered field hands and sailors.
RECIPE: Start with a half gallon of drinking water. Add half a cup of unsulfured molasses, a quarter cup of apple-cider vinegar, and a heaping tablespoon of powdered ginger. Stir very well.

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3 thoughts on “18th Century Energy Drink – Switchel”

  1. Fantastic video … I am smitten with your historical re-enactments, and costumes as well as the use of the implements of the time. Very fun to see.

  2. I use honey instead of molasses and drink it daily. It is great and the honey aids in allergy tolerance is you buy locally produced.

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