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Lemon Ginger Switchel

Lemon Ginger Switchel

Today’s recipe was inspired by Jules’ recent discovery of a well-known cocktail called Moscow Mule. Who knew ginger and vodka was a match made in heaven?

After some active investigation, sadly (but not surprisingly), if you read the label of any ginger beer on the market, you’ll find an alarming amount of sugar!

So today we’ve converted a sugar-bomb cocktail into a delicious alternative. And boy oh boy does it ever live up to the original.

Have a great weekend! Enjoy your 80:20.

With lemon ginger kisses,

Lemon Ginger Switchel

Yield: 2 quarts


1 cup ginger, peeled and chopped
¾ cup maple syrup or honey
½ cup apple cider vinegar
⅔ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 shot gin or vodka (optional)

In a 2-quart saucepan place the ginger and cover with filtered water about ⅔ full. Bring water to a boil and allow ginger to boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let ginger steep for 20 minutes. In a 2-quart pitcher, add maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. Strain ginger as you are pouring into pitcher. Stir and mix all ingredients well. Add gin or vodka to each individual glass if using then top the glass off with the switchel. Pour over ice and enjoy.


Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show. 

To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website. 




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