Grapefruit Shrub

Grapefruit Shrub Recipe

Here is a beautiful, pink, fresh tasting shrub recipe that is easy and uses a vinegar I haven’t showcased before: champagne vinegar. Read on for the recipe!

My favorite way to lighten up a snowy, dark February is with citrus and this simple recipe does exactly that. Shrubs are a syrup made from fruit, sugar, and vinegar. This is a no-cook shrub recipe so expect just five minutes of prep time. It is needs to sit on your countertop for a week, so make it on a Sunday to be ready for the next weekend.

You will need:

1 red grapefruit, sliced into half inch rounds

1 cup sugar

1 bottle (200 ml or 6.8 ounces) champagne or other mild flavored vinegar

Add the grapefruit slices to a half gallon mason jar or other non reactive container. Cover with sugar and shake to coat. Add vinegar and cover with lid. Let sit on a room temperature countertop for 5-7 days, strain into a clean vessel (a mason jar is ideal) and store in the refrigerator.

To make a beautiful, pink cocktail, combine over ice (perhaps in a wide mouth pint jar)

1 part grapefruit shrub

3 parts sparkling water

An optional 1 part/shot of tequila or vodka

Cheers to welcoming in springtime!

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