Drinking on a hot summer day

What do you drink on a hot summer day?

I’m mostly pounding yerba mate in the mornings and water the rest of the day, but I recently found a tangy recipe in The Scythe Book by David Tresemer for an old-time farm hand drink called switchel.

It’s a good pick-me-up in the early afternoon.


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 quart water (I added a bit more water than recommended for taste.)