Shrubs

There can never be too much shrub! Add to your favorite spirit in place of or combined with sparkling water for an amazing cocktail mixer.

Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Balsamic Sparkling Shrub:

  • 2 cups Sicilian Lemon white balsamic
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, crushed
  • 2″ sprig fresh thyme (optional)
  • 8 cups chilled sparkling water

Strawberry – Cranberry Pear Balsamic Sparkling Shrub:

  • 2 cups Cranberry-Pear white balsamic
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped and steeped in
  • 8 cups chilled sparkling water

Fresh Kiwi & Peach Balsamic Sparkling Shrub

  • 2 cups Peach white balsamic
  • 1 cup peeled, sliced kiwi fruit
  • 8 cups chilled sparkling water

Directions:

In a one liter mason jar or container, add the fresh botanical ingredients. Pour the balsamic over the fruit and allow to “infuse” for at least one hour, or up to four hours under refrigeration. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the fruit infusion will be. Strain and keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to one month.

To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of infused drinking vinegar (shrub) to 8 oz. of chilled sparkling water. Serve over ice if desired.

Makes between 16-32 servings, depending on amount added to water or cocktails.