Strawberry Shrub

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups of strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup of red wine vinegar
  • sparkling water
  • strawberries or mint to garnish
  • Vodka (for the cocktail)


  1. Puree strawberries in a blender.
  2. Press through a strainer to catch as many seeds as possible, but don’t worry if some get through – this is not a test!
  3. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Simmer for two to three minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Stir together syrup and strawberry puree, then add vinegar.
  6. Put in glass container, and store in refrigerator until needed. Keeps for several days.
  7. To make a drink, combine 2 ounces of the strawberry mixture with 4 ounces of sparkling water.
  8. Add ice and garnish with fresh strawberry.

For the Cocktail:

In an old-fashioned glass, combine 2 ounces of the strawberry mixture and 2 ounces of vodka. Garnish with mint or sliced strawberries. Add ice and serve!

Strawberry Shrub with vodka

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