Elizabeth's Note: Many of us are going through a process right now of changing up what we drink. From soda to coffee to tea to immune boosting energy drinks, the choices are piling on and with that so is confusion is what is the best for you! Well along comes Up Mountain Switchel and they have an interesting twist and take on what you should drink and why. Swtitchel is an immune-system gamechanger as functional beverages that may help to support a healthy inflammatory response and handle environmental stressors. Switchel is a revitalizing and delicious addition to anyone’s daily wellness routine.
In 2012, after hearing many great stories, trying various recipes, and experimenting with regional variations of the historical beverage, Ely and Garrett concluded their version of switchel would be made with fresh ginger, the traditional recipe's pure organic maple syrup, and a raw organic apple cider vinegar from North East orchards. With the modern day options at hand, this is the highest quality, healthiest, and, most importantly, most delicious way to carry on tradition. With a small bottling operation in a family barn, they began selling at their local Vermont farmer's market.
Switchel began in the mountains of Vermont hundreds of years ago. The recipe was different back then. For example, they used powdered ginger because fresh root was not available. Fast-forward to today, Ely and Garrett reinvented this age-old recipe to be the most versatile health drink there is. It has a kick without the caffeine, and a vast array of health benefits.
In 2015, after having relocated production to New York- a move that ultimately made the Vermont small business more sustainable both environmentally and financially - Up Mountain Switchel joined forces with a 5th generation family run bottling facility just outside Brooklyn, NY. In the new facility, Up Mountain Switchel is able to make their award winning recipe the exact same way Ely and Garrett started, but fresher and cheaper for the drinker.
Their powerful immune boosting elixir - Up Mountain Switchel is changing the game as functional beverages that may help to support a healthy inflammatory response and handle environmental stressors. Both can be revitalizing and delicious additions to anyone’s daily wellness routine.
I personally find the drink to be a fabulous solution for anyone with immune system issues or other health issues. I'm not a fan of soda at all. I also have life-threatening food allergies and always seek and balance to that level of as raw as I can get and as healthy as I can get. I include ginger in my green tea, a gulp of apple-cider vinegar here and there and well, I guess I put the Maple Syrup on pancakes - my downfall :) Well now, this drink combines all that healthy stuff in one dose!
Up Mountain Switchel offers consumers a kick without the caffeine, and a vast array of health benefits. The combination of maple syrup and apple cider vinegar gives it a tart and tangy flavor, a hefty dose of ginger gives the product a nice amount of spice to its finish. All nicely presented in a 12 oz. glass jar - no plastic!
Up Mountain Swtichel is made with four key ingredients: fresh ginger, raw apple-cider vinegar, pure Grade A maple syrup and Berkshire mountain water.