Introducing Mother Root Ginger Switchel - a fresh and fiery non-alcoholic aperitif that's secretly good for you
The perfect drink for your downtime ritual...
I started eschewing alcohol when I fell pregnant with my eldest child and since then, I only enjoy the occasional tipple as there really is nothing more punishing then feeling hungover while having to look after two tiny tornados!
It can become a bit boring sticking to just juice, soda or water when you're not imbibing, so I was excited to discover Mother Root, a non-alcoholic drinks brand that was founded by mumpreneur and drinks expert Bethan Higson, who launched the brand while pregnant, looking after a toddler and working a full-time job in the wine trade. She saw a gap in the market for interesting - and flavourful - non-alcoholic drinks, and Mother Root was born in her kitchen in Peckham.
Mother Root Ginger Switchel is a maceration of pressed ginger juice, blossom honey, Organic apple cider vinegar and a hint of chilli. Inspired by the age-old Anglo-American “shrub-making” tradition originating from the 1700s, Mother Root Ginger Switchel is a revival of these interesting flavours, that’s been given a captivating modern twist.
In addition to being beyond delicious, it's also healthy thanks to its four key ingredients, which are bursting with nutrients.
Ginger has long been revered for its circulatory benefits as well as helping to reduce inflammation and ease the symptoms of indigestion such as heart burn, bloating, and nausea. Apple cider vinegar helps balance the body’s pH levels and blood sugar levels and aids digestion. Honey is packed with antioxidants and is great at helping to boost your immune system. Who knew one bottle could hold so much goodness within?!
An uplifting and invigorating drink, Mother Root Ginger Switchel is best enjoyed as a pre-dinner aperitif. Serve over ice with sparkling water or a light tonic, add a slice of orange and a fragrant sprig of rosemary, and you have everything you need for a refreshing drinking experience.
If you fancy a tipple, it's great as a base for vodka or dark rum based cocktails. We think it would be ideal for making a traditional Dark & Stormy with a twist!
Mother Root is available at www.motherroot.london.com and from quality independent retailers nationwide. Priced from £19.00 (480ml- 20 serves) or £8.90 (120ml – 5 serves).
For recipe inspiration visit: https://www.motherroot.london/recipes.
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