Inspired by the age-old Anglo-American “shrub-making” tradition, the switchel is a fascinating beverage originating from the 1700s, which witnessed increased popularity during the Prohibition era. Mother Root’s Ginger Switchel is a revival of these interesting flavours, that’s been given a captivating modern twist.
For some drinks inspiration this Burns Night, Mother Root has recommended a selection of innovative recipes. Enjoy!
50ml Mother Root
150ml Apple Juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 teaspoon honey
1 lemon zest
Add all ingredients to a pan and warm (be careful not to let it boil). Strain into a mug and use the cinnamon stick and lemon zest as a garnish.
Make it boozy:
Change to 30ml Mother Root and add 50ml Scotch Whiskey
MOTHER ROOT PE-NO-CILLIN
Mother Root's non-alcoholic twist on the classic Penicillin cocktail. The smokey Lapsang replaces the peaty whisky in this cool number.
25ml Mother Root
15ml fresh lemon juice
15ml 2:1 honey syrup
100ml Lapsang Tea (hot brewed, then cooled)
Shake in a cocktail shaker, strain over ice into a lowball glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and rosemary sprig.
MOTHER ROOT HOT NOT TODDY
1 part Mother Root
5 parts hot water
1 tsp honey
Stir together in your favourite mug. Garnish with a lemon wheel.