Drinking shrubs are easy to make and can be delicious. Most start out with some combination of fruit and vinegar. This Raspberry Drinking Shrub is a summer favorite of mine, made using fresh raspberries and apple cider vinegar. Although the vinegar is sweet (as vinegars go), I add sugar to highlight the natural sweetness of the berries. You can add this shrub to cocktails to add a raspberry punch of flavor without being syrupy sweet, or, you can mix it with soda water to make a simple and stomach-settling fruity soda.
Yield: approx 1 cup
1/2 cup Raspberries
1/3 cup Cane Sugar
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Wash the berries and place them into a jar with the sugar and vinegar. Muddle the mixture until the raspberries are pulverized. Put the lid on the jar and close tightly. Shake the jar vigorously for about 5 seconds and place it into the refrigerator. Shake the jar twice a day for 7 days. After 7 days strain out the solids and enjoy.
I drink mine as a soda, using about 2-3 ounces of shrub per glass and topping it off with ice and soda water.
Recipe can be doubled or tripled.