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Fruit And Vinegar Shrub

We love this refreshing shrub recipe from our friend Lindsay! A shrub is a simple infusion of fruit, vinegar and sugar that, when topped with sparkling soda and other flavors, makes for a unique and interesting refreshment – no alcohol required (although it certainly wouldn’t suffer if you wanted to add some). Play around with different fruits, vinegars, and flavorings to make your own unique concoction.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces fresh fruit (such as raspberries or strawberries) – if using strawberries or other larger fruits remove hull and coarsely chop.
  • 1/4 cup DeLallo Red Wine Vinegar or DeLallo Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar, more or less to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine fruit, vinegar and sugar in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Mash fruit together with vinegar and sugar to release the fruit’s juices. Transfer to a clean pint jar or other tight-sealing container and refrigerate for at 24 hours or up to 3 days.
  2. Strain out solids (the fruit can be reused for another purpose), funnel into a clean (and ideally sterilized) jar. Shrub can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
  3. To mix, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons shrub syrup over ice and top with 4 ounces of club soda, or to taste. You can play around with flavored sodas, adding aromatics like rose petals to the shrub itself, or adding flavored syrups like elderflower syrup (https://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2017/09/elderflower-syrup.html) for myriad unique flavor combinations.
  4. *Red wine vinegar and cider vinegar are Lindsay's favorite varieties to use for shrubs: red wine is particularly suited to red fruits and berries as it enhances their natural color. If you’d like to add balsamic vinegar, use 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar to 3 tablespoons red wine (balsamic is too strong a flavor to be used on its own).

Fruit And Vinegar Shrub

We love this refreshing shrub recipe from our friend Lindsay! A shrub is a simple infusion of fruit, vinegar and sugar that, when topped with sparkling soda and other flavors, makes for a unique and interesting refreshment – no alcohol required (although it certainly wouldn’t suffer if you wanted to add some). Play around with different fruits, vinegars, and flavorings to make your own unique concoction.