Strawberry Balsamic Shrub Recipe

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub Recipe
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Simply put, a shrub is a vinegar-infused fruit syrup, an old-time mixer for sparkly summer drinks. Tart, sweet, and acidic, a basic shrub uses one part fruit, one part sugar, and one part vinegar, but the possibilities for experimentation are endless. Try this Strawberry Balsamic Shrub cocktail. It’s like drinking summer.

24
Servings
47
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of mint leaves
  • 10 black peppercorns, whole
  • ½ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup of champagne vinegar

Directions

In a nonporous, sealable container, combine the strawberries, sugar, mint, and peppercorns. Let sit for about an hour at room temperature until the juices have released from the fruit, and the sugar has started to dissolve. Give it a healthy shake, and stick in the fridge overnight, up to three days, shaking it every now and then. Strain the syrup using a mesh strainer, and reserve the fruit (it’s great over pancakes).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
6mg
0%
Water
8g
0%

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.