8 Ways to Make a Shrub

Last Updated March 29, 2018
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Stone Fruit Shrub from Wild Drinks & Cocktails by Emily Han
Stone Fruit Shrub from Wild Drinks & Cocktails by Emily Han

A shrub is a drink mixer made with vinegar, sugar, and any combination of fruit, vegetable, herb, or spice you can imagine. Here are 8 of our favorite ways to make it.

Raspberry Shrub

Raspberry shrubs often pop up in 19th and early 20th century American housekeeping manuals, and those early recipes inspired this version. And the result is a winner: It’s beautifully vibrant in...

Cherry Balsamic Shrub

Of all the shrubs I make, this marriage of cherries, balsamic vinegar and vanilla bean is always the most popular. I love the bit of luxury it brings to everything it touches. Because balsamic vinegar...

Stone Fruit Shrub

I turn to this recipe when I have a handful (or more) of almost-overripe peaches, nectarines, plums or apricots that are threatening to devolve into mush if I don't do something with them right away....

Rosemary Rhubarb Shrub

Shrubs, also called “drinking vinegars,” are an old-school fruit preservation technique that became popular during prohibition. They are currently experiencing a renaissance as a homemade cocktail...
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