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strawberry shrub in a flip top bottle next to fresh strawberries

Fresh Fruit Shrub

This fresh fruit shrub recipe is a quick and easy way to add something tangy and delightful to your favorite drink or cocktail.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 112kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • mesh strainer/sieve
  • large glass bottle or jar that seals
  • 2 med-large bowls
  • large measuring cup

Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups strawberries, washed and hulled (other berries work as well)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups vinegar of your choice ( I use Datu Puti, an Asian vinegar)

Instructions

  • Add the clean fresh fruit and sugar to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a lid, and place it in the fridge overnight.
    strawberries and sugar in a bowl
  • Remove mixture from the fridge. You will notice that the fruit has released its juices naturally and you now have a syrup-like mixture. Mash up the fruit using the back of a spoon or a masher.
  • Over another bowl, strain your syrup mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. You can lightly push on the fruit to squeeze out the juices.
    strawberries and sugar being strained into a bowl
  • Pour the strained syrup into a large measuring cup to see how much liquid you have. I usually end up with about 2 cups. What you measure in syrup is how much vinegar you will add (1:1 ratio). Pour equal amounts of syrup and vinegar into a sealable glass bottle. Seal the container and shake to combine. add the lid and shake. The shrub will last in the fridge in a sealed bottle for 4-6 weeks.
    strawberry shrub in a flip top bottle next to fresh strawberries

Notes

  • Serving size 1/4 cup.
  • The shrub will last in the fridge in a sealed bottle for 4-6 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 26.9g | Calcium: 9mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.