This Raspberry Shrub is sweet and tart. It's perfect for entertaining and lasts for months; so it's perfect for drop in guests.
Shrub recipes have been my latest obsession. I have been adding a few tablespoonfuls to my kombucha or to a club soda.
They are a great way to use up fruit that's about to go bad. They are perfect for anyone who entertains a lot because they last for months. As long as you have club soda and a shrub on hand, you can whip up a flavored drink in seconds.
So what is a a shrub you ask.
What is a Shrub?
A shrub is a concentrated syrup that is made with a combination of fruit, sugar, and vinegar. The syrup can be added to mixed drinks or club soda.
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This is an overview of the ingredients. For the full recipe with measurements and instructions go to the bottom of the page.
- Raspberries: Fresh or frozen raspberries taste great in a shrub, but you can use strawberries, blackberries, blueberries or whatever berries you want.
- Sugar: It wouldn't be a raspberry shrub recipe without sugar!
- Rice vinegar: Here I used rice vinegar because I always have it on hand. You could also use apple vinegar or red wine vinegar.
How to Make a Cold Processed Shrub
Smush raspberries with sugar in a bowl. Let sit 24 hours.
Strain and add rice vinegar. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
Use right away, or wait a week or two and the flavors will meld together and mellow more.
How to Use Shrub
Mix a tablespoon to a few tablespoonfuls of this raspberry shrub with club soda or mixed with your favorite liquor. You can also add it to homemade kombucha.
How Long Do Shrubs Last?
Shrubs will last for about 6 months in an air tight container in the fridge.
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- Mash raspberries with sugar. Let sit 24 hours in the fridge. You can let it sit up to 3 days.
- Strain the raspberry mixture. Add rice vinegar. Whisk to combine until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.