Drink Like a Farmer: Why You Should Be Making Switchel

May 28, 2015

Put down the high-priced energy drink, the soda, the canned liquid sugar. We’ve got the boost you need, and it’s one of the easiest DIY hacks you’ll ever make. Enter switchel, a tart and pleasantly pungent mix of apple cider vinegar and maple syrup that’s diluted with water and drunk as an alterna-energy and electrolyte boost.

Brad LeoneBon Appétit‘s Test Kitchen manager is a devoted switchel fan—so much so that he created his own recipe for it. “I just love it,” he says. Farmer’s relief, as Leone calls switchel, is refreshing and a great DIY alternative to bottled drinks. Here’s…