Eater – 10 Awesome Drinks to Try Now

Alex Ulreich

What to drink NOW!

It’s time to try something new.

The number of aperitif wines and liqueurs on the market continues to grow, and it seems like everyday there’s a new “healthy” competitor to coconut water. Last summer tepache was a thing, and now, thanks to Bittermens, it’s a 40 percent spirit. All that and more, below!

10 AWESOME DRINKS TO TRY NOW: Switchel

9) CideRoad Switchel ($10.50 for three 14 ounce bottles): From kombucha to shrubs to chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Som-branded line of drinking vinegars, tangy beverages are in. And looking to compete in this ever-crowded beverage space is CideRoad, with its organic switchel. Think of this stuff as the original Gatorade, an electrolyte-packed beverage made from apple cider vinegar, water, and ginger, sweetened with honey, molasses, maple syrup or sugar. It’s what 19th century farmers drank for a quick upper while working, and now a few brands, like CideRoad, are resurrecting the stuff. With a sweet-sour and ginger-forward favor, switchel isn’t dissimilar to kombucha, it just lacks the carbonation. CideRoad’s refreshing rendition follows the aforementioned recipe of apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and ginger, and comes in two additional flavors: cherry and blueberry.

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