Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub

Follow these easy steps to making a peach shrub, a delightful drinking vinegar. This shrub recipe is easy to make consisting of three simple ingredients.

Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub

A drinking vinegar, or shrub, is not a beverage most think about. In fact, many gag at the thought of drinking vinegar. But this fermented drink is above and beyond a shot of raw apple cider vinegar. And in truth, shrubs make excellent cocktails, and even better mocktails.

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Tell Me again What a Shrub is…

Drinking vinegars have been around for centuries, dating back far as the 17th century. Today, in the modern world, shrubs are not known to be a household item. And as far as fermented drinks are concerned, kombucha is still at the top of the list. However, shrubs are slowly making the climb to the top.

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Shrubs consist of three ingredients: fruit, sugar, and raw apple cider vinegar. The combination of the 3 ingredients creates a fruity, vinegary simple syrup which contains natural probiotics.

Shrubs are a fermented beverage due to the combination of sugar and fruit. The raw apple cider vinegar acts as a starter to jump start the fermenting process.

Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub

What ingredient combination makes for a good shrub? Anything and everything. There is no set recipe for creating a drinking vinegar. Aside from the basic fruit, sugar, and ACV, herbs and spices can be added to create a heartier syrup.

Feel free to use the base instruction of this peach shrub to create a unique shrub recipe of your own. Or give one of these combinations a try:

  • Pineapple Ginger
  • Strawberry Mint
  • Blackberry Sage
  • Cinnamon Apple
  • Cranberry Fig

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Please Pass the Drinking Vinegar

A delicious mocktail consists of a splash of the shrub syrup mixed with either water, sparkling water, or club soda. The kids love it, and it is much better than offering soda pop.

However, for those who like to dabble in a cocktail every now and then you’ve come to the right place. This particular peach shrub recipe partners great with vodka and ginger beer. But don’t discredit drinking the shrub as is, it is truly that good!

The type of alcohol to use in order to make an alcoholic beverage is based on preference. Feel free to mix in a bit of club soda, sparkling water, and even ginger beer. However, citrus juices do not mix well with shrubs. The acidity in the citrus offsets the acidity in the apple cider vinegar, creating an odd flavor.

Have fun with making shrubs, and by all means, be creative in selecting the combination of ingredients!

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Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub – Ingredients
  • 6 cups Peaches, pitted and chopped
  • 3 cups organic granulated Sugar
  • 3 cups raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub – Equipment
  • 1 gallon Glass Jar
  • Muddler
  • fine mesh Sieve

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Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub – Instructions
  1. Add chopped peaches and organic sugar to the gallon glass jar.
  2. Smash peaches with the muddler to release the juices. Mix peaches and sugar.
  3. Add jar lid and store in for 2 days. During this time swirl jar to continue mixing the peach juice and sugar.
  4. Once the sugar has dissolved add the vinegar. Mix well and return to refrigerator for an additional 5 day. During this time continue to swirl the jar, mixing the sweet juice and raw apple cider vinegar.
  5. Strain out fruit with a fine mesh sieve. Pour type into clean quart or half gallon Mason jars.

Notes

The drinking vinegar will last months in the refrigerator. Drink as is or dilute with water. To create a carbonated drink add sparkling water or club soda. Shrubs are often used to make cocktails, experiment with flavors to create your favorite.

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Peach Shrub | Drinking Vinegar

Follow these easy steps for making a peach shrub, a delightful drinking vinegar. This shrub recipe is easy to make consisting of three simple ingredients.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Drinking Vinegar, Peach Shrub Recipe

Equipment

  • 1 gallon Glass Jar
  • Muddler
  • fine mesh Sieve

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Peaches pitted and chopped
  • 3 cups organic granulated Sugar
  • 3 cups raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • Add chopped peaches and organic sugar to the gallon glass jar.
  • Smash peaches with the muddler to release the juices. Mix peaches and sugar.
  • Add jar lid and store in for 2 days. During this time swirl jar to continue mixing the peach juice and sugar.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved add the vinegar. Mix well and return to refrigerator for an additional 5 day. During this time continue to swirl the jar, mixing the sweet juice and raw apple cider vinegar.
  • Strain out fruit with a fine mesh sieve, pour type into clean quart or half gallon Mason jars.

Notes

The drinking vinegar will last months in the refrigerator. Drink as is or dilute with water. To create a carbonated drink add sparkling water or club soda. Shrubs are often used to make cocktails, experiment with flavors to create your favorite. 

Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub

 

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