The Spicy Olive’s Tropical Shrub
The Spicy Olive has held classes on making Shrubs in past years. This year because of COVID, I thought a new shrub recipe online might inspire some of you to try it! The shrub concentrate can stay in your refrigerator for up to 2 months. It makes a very light and refreshing drink, very low in calories and sugar. If you want an adult beverage, add your favorite, rum, vodka or white wine!
Experiment with different balsamic vinegars and fruit and herb combinations!
2 cups of Peach White Balsamic
1 cup of fresh strawberries roughly chopped- smashed
Ingredients when serving:
1 cup of fresh strawberries sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
Fresh mint leaves
8 cups of chilled sparkling water or seltzer water
In a 1 liter mason jar or container add the strawberries, pour Peach White Balsamic and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to four hours. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the infused fruit will be. Strain, keep in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated up to two months.
To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of shrub for every 8oz of chilled sparkling water or seltzer water. Add fresh fruit, lemon and mint. Serve chilled over ice.