Strawberry & Thyme Switchel Cocktail

Make the most of strawberry season with this tasty cocktail.
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Leela Cyd’s Strawberry & Thyme Switchel

Recipe by Leela Cyd

Active TimeTotal TimeServings

10 minutes

25 minutes

Makes 4


  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh strawberries, plus 2 sliced strawberries, for garnish

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup

  • 1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  • Pinch of fine sea salt

  • Flat or sparkling water


1. Strip the leaves from 1 thyme sprig. Place the leaves in a pint jar. Add the chopped strawberries, vinegar, maple syrup, ginger, and salt; using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, lightly mash the switchel base. Cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 days.

2. Strain the switchel base into a large liquid measuring cup. Divide among four pretty glasses filled with ice. Top with the water. Garnish with the remaining thyme sprigs and the sliced strawberries.