Refreshing Gingery Summer Drinks

Ginger has reputation as a great warming herb to tackle an upset stomach in the winter, but it's actually perfect for soothing summer tummy troubles too! Whether too much fun in the sun or frequent barbecue parties have you feeling a little queasy, these refreshing ginger drinks will help you beat the heat and keep your tummy happy.

Simple Summer Switchel

Switchel has a long history of helping farmers keep cool in the fields and energized all day. Pure maple syrup can be quite sweet, so start with less and add more to taste.


Medium piece ginger, grated (about 2-3 inches)
2 Tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
2-3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
Juice of one lemon
3 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a glass bottle or jar and shake well to combine. Chill overnight and serve over ice. For a fizzy option, use 1 cup water and combine with 2 cups sparkling water the next day.

Ginger Grapefruit Lemonade


1/3 cup chopped ginger
1/3 cup Xylitol or 1/2 Tbsp Stevia
2 cups boiling water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup grapefruit juice
2 cups cold water
1 grapefruit, sliced
1 lemon, sliced


Steep ginger and sweetener in boiling water for half an hour. Strain and add cold water, lemon, and grapefruit juice, cover, and chill overnight. Add lemon and grapefruit slices and serve over ice.

By Steph Davidson| July 05, 2017
Categories:  Recipes
Keywords:  RecipeRecipes

About the Author

Steph Davidson

Steph Davidson

Steph is a writer and editor with a love of tea, books, and horror movies. Steph grew up under the impression that most meals came out of a box and had to contain some sort of animal protein. When an interest in a more environmentally friendly way of living led to her vegetarianism in 2012, she decided to teach herself how to cook. You can catch her kitchen wins (and the occasional opportunity for improvement) on Instagram @_stephinitely_.


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