Yield: Yields about 1 quart shrub, enough for 16 drinks
Popular in colonial times, a shrub is a sweetened fruit and vinegar syrup. It’s mainly used as a drink mixer, as in this recipe, but you can also use it to brighten a pan sauce for chicken or pork, to boost the flavor of a viniagrette, or to add some zing to whipped cream for a unique dessert topping.
Make Ahead Tips
The shrub will keep, refrigerated in a jar, for up to 2 months.
I love to make new cocktails and offer them as the specialty drink for a specific holiday. I tried this for Thanksgiving. While it grew on me, no one else really enjoyed it. It’s not sweet and it’s not savory- it’s just there. I think it might be better with sparkling wine instead of tonic vodka. Especially if the sparkling wine is a bit sweet. I still have plenty left - I think I’ll try that mixture before I toss it.
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