Spice Up the Winter with Some Hot Switchel Cocktails (or Mocktails)

Did you know Superior Switchel tastes great hot? If you’ve never tried it, now is the time! Here are some of the most satisfying switchel cocktails (and mocktails) we’ve adapted…

SWITCHEL HOT TODDY

Great for when you’re feeling a bit under the weather or are just in the mood for a hot drink

TOTAL TIME
5 minutes

MAKES

1 drink

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of hot Superior Switchel (any flavor tastes great!)

1 bag of black tea

2 ounces of whiskey (for cocktail)

2 teaspoons of honey

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

1 slice of lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat 1 cup of any flavor of Superior Switchel.
  • Place hot Superior Switchel, whiskey (for cocktail), honey, and tea bag in a mug.
  • Let steep for 3 minutes, then remove tea bag.
  • Add lemon juice and garnish with a lemon slice.

* Recipe adapted from Sooz Cooks from Genius Kitchen; Photo by Thrilla

MULLED SWITCHEL CIDER

Great with or without spirits

TOTAL TIME
35 minutes

MAKES

4-6 drinks

INGREDIENTS

16 ounces of Haymaker Superior Switchel

16 ounces of apple cider

3 sticks of cinnamon

5 cloves

4 cardamom pods, pressed until they crack open

1/4 teaspoon coriander seed

1/2 star anise pod

2-4 ounces of brandy (for cocktail)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add spices. Toast the spices, stirring frequently, until fragrant. Coriander seeds should begin to darken.
  • Add Superior Switchel and cider to the pan.
  • Simmer for about 30 minutes or until spices are infused.
  • Strain mixture into a heatproof pitcher to remove spices.
  • Add brandy if desired.
  • Divide into heatproof glasses and serve.

* Recipe adapted from Max Falkowitz at Serious Eats; photo by Vicky Wasik

SWITCHEL HOT WARD 8

A spicy take on the classic Ward 8

TOTAL TIME
6 hours to create the oleo-saccharum; 5 mins to create the beverage

MAKES

8 drinks

INGREDIENTS

For the Oleo-Saccharum

Zest from 2 lemons

Zest from 1 orange

130 grams of sugar

For Cocktails

16 ounces of hot Orange Maple Superior Switchel

16 ounces rye whiskey

2 ounces unsweetened pomegranate juice

2 ounces of orange liquor

8 dashes Angostura bitters

For Mocktails

16 ounces of hot Orange Maple Superior Switchel

2 ounces unsweetened pomegranate juice

8 dashes Angostura bitters

INSTRUCTIONS

Create the Oleo-Saccharum:

  • In a heatproof bowl, combine lemon zest, orange zest, and sugar.
  • Muddle for 30 seconds.
  • Cover and leave at room temperature for about 6 hours.

Create your Cocktail or Mocktail:

  • Pour rye whiskey (for cocktail), 16 ounces of hot Orange Maple Superior Switchel, pomegranate juice, orange curacao (for cocktail), and bitters over the oleo-saccharum.
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and serve in heatproof glasses.

** For more switchel-based recipes, check out Ultimate Essential Switchel Recipes!!

 


 

*Photo and recipe adapted from Elana Lepkowski at Serious Eats