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Shrub (drink)

From Statesboro Market2Go

<p>A Shrub is a refreshing summer drink that is equal parts fruit, sugar, and vinegar. Once the syrup is made, it can be mixed with club soda to make a drink. You can also mix in rum, gin, or vodka for an alcoholic drink.</p> <p>While you should avoid using rotted or moldy fruit, shrubs are best made with fruit that is a little past its prime. This makes it a great way to preserve fruit such as berries and peaches. Once the syrup is made, it can keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.</p>
Source: Laura Wheaton (Entered by Michele Giddens)
Serves: As many as you like

equal parts fruit (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, or peaches)
equal parts sugar
equal parts vinegar (Red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or balsamic vinegar)

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Mix the fruit with an equal amount of sugar. Place in refrigerator until sugar dissolves, stirring every day.
  2. Mash up the fruit and sugar mixture and pour through a sieve. Add vinegar in the same amount as the fruit and the sugar. The best vinegars to use are red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Stir and place bottle in the fridge. Let sit for a day or two. To use, mix about 2 tbsp. syrup into club soda and serve with ice.