Celebrate the season’s fresh strawberries with Nancy McDermott’s recipe for a delicious Strawberry Shrub. It’s going to be your go-to drink this summer!
It’s strawberry season!
Today I have a recipe that you can use fresh strawberries if you’re in my part of the world or frozen ones if yours aren’t quite ready yet.
What is a Strawberry Shrub?
A shrub is an old-fashioned way of preserving fruit flavors and is an amazing mocktail or cocktail. It uses vinegar, but is still a sweet drink.
How Do You Make Nancie McDermott’s Strawberry Shrub?
You heat apple cider vinegar and then infuse the strawberries in it for 1 to 2 days. Then you strain the liquid into a saucepan and heat with your sweetener.
Do I Have to Use Cane Sugar?
Nancy calls for sugar, but you could use the sweetener of your choice, to taste. There was a time that sugar was used to preserve it longer, but it will last at least 10 days in the refrigerator without cane sugar.
This strawberry shrub recipe is from my friend’s new book called Fruit. While Nancie McDermott’s new book is not vegan, most things can be easily veganized with a few tweaks like flax eggs and nut creams.
Can I Use Strawberry Shrub As a Cocktail Mixer?
This recipe is perfect with some sparkling water for a refreshing mocktail, but I have to admit I like mine with a little gin from time to time.
You can use it for cocktails, to flavor black tea, and so much more. Just use your imagination!
Looking for more Fruit Drinks?
Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca will quench your thirst long after the berries are gone, but Blackberry Mint Lemon SwitchelBlackberry Mint Lemon Switchel and Homemade Blueberry Thyme SyrupHomemade Blueberry Thyme Syrup are also great choices.