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Haymaker's Switchel

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 1/2 ts Ginger
  • 1/2 c Molasses
  • 3/4 c Vinegar
  • 2 qt Water


In haying season, farmers used to take their "nooning" (midday dinner) with
them, including a jug of Switchel to wash the meal down. Although Switchel
was usually straight, farmers have been known to spike it with hard cider,
or even brandy which Down easters usd to say, "got the hay in the barn in
half the time." Mix together, add ice and chill.

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