BASIC FRUIT SHRUB

INGREDIENTS 1 cup seasonal non-citrus fruit 1/2 to 1 cup sugar

1 cup red, white or apple cider vinegar

Mix fruit and sugar in a non reactive bowl, breaking apart or mashing the fruit to bring out its juices. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours. Then, add the vinegar, stir the mixture well and return to the fridge for at least 24 more hours. The shrub can be strained and used at this point, but it will taste even better after it infuses in the fridge for a few days. When ready to use, stir well to make sure sugar is dissolved, then strain using a fine sieve, pressing the solids to get all of the juice. Pour the mixture into a clean jar or funnel it into a bottle and refrigerate. Shrub will keep for 1 year or more.

NOTES

Try adding spices and fresh herbs to your shrub. Anything you think might taste good with your fruit is fair game!



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