Anne S. Warner

Yankee Magazine

Switchel | Haymaker’s Punch — A Simple Ginger Beer

From Yankee July 1975 Haymaker’s Punch, also called switchel, came along before the introduction of Gatorade or any kind of discussion of the need to replenish electrolytes. Hardworking farmers in the young New England colonies knew what to turn to when they needed a refresher. Switchel, or haymaker’s punch, as it came to be known, […]