Strawberry Shrub

Preserve strawberries by making a strawberry shrub! Mix with sparking water for a delicious & refreshing drink!
Strawberry Shrub

Strawberry Shrub

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Wait time: 16 hours
Total Time: 16 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 15
Calories: 72kcal

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  • 1 ½ cup strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar


  • Dice strawberries into ½ inch pieces.
  • Add sugar and salt into a large bowl and mix in strawberry pieces.
  • Stir well so that the strawberries are fully coated in the sugar mixture.
  • Leave the bowl covered on your kitchen counter for 4 hours, stirring occasionally (about every hour).
  • The mixture should turn into a bright red syrup.
  • After 4 hours, add one cup of white wine vinegar and mix well.
  • Cover and put the mixture in the refrigerator. Let it sit for at least 12 hours.
  • Strain the fruit out of the syrup.
  • To enjoy, mix 3 Tbsp of shrub with 1 cup of sparkling water, sparkling wine, or a cocktail.
  • If stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it will last 6-8 months. If opened, it will last about 2 months.


Serving: 3  Tbsp | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 117mg | Sugar: 15g

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