Spiced Apple Shrub – a Fall Drinking Vinegar

A spiced apple shrub is the perfect way to incorporate a shrub drink into the preserving schedule. Once Fall hits apple beverages are the first items which need to be preserved. This shrub drink will make the perfect cocktail any time of the year. Enjoy it!

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By now, I am sure you’re wondering why anyone would wish to consume a drinking vinegar. But let me assure you, this sweet, yet tart, shrub drink is extremely delightful. Not to mention refreshing. And quite Fallish. And one of the best partners to bourbon.

Let me paint the picture, sitting by the fire sipping a bourbon spiced apple shrub as the snow falls to the ground. Sign me up, please!

Selecting the Best Juicing Apples

Since this is a drinking shrub which relies on the juices of apples it is best to select apples which are better for juicing. However, if you’ve canned apple juice concentrate then that liquid can be used in place of fresh apples. With that said, here’s a list of apples which are excellent for extracting fresh juice.

  • Gala
  • Pink Lady
  • Fuji
  • Honey Crisp
  • Tompkins King

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Spiced Apple Shrub Cocktail

Before you embark on making this apple shrub cocktail know this, it is a drinking vinegar. Which means it does have slight vinegar flavor to it. Other shrub drinks on my website:

Either a virgin or an adult cocktail  beverage can be made using this spiced apple shrub recipe. Either one is delicious, and in truth, both should be made!

Bourbon, a smooth whisky, or even vodka partners wonderfully to make a shrub drink. Or make a mule by adding a few tablespoons of the spiced apple shrub mixture, vodka, and ginger beer.

Easy Steps to Making a Peach Shrub

Spiced Apple Shrub – Ingredients

The ingredients on this list can be modified according to your desired taste. Feel free to adjust the recipe as needed. However, make sure the apples are submerged in liquid. This can be achieved by adding a small amount of apple juice or additional raw apple cider vinegar. 

  • Apples, 5 to 6 large
  • Cinnamon sticks, 5 to 6
  • whole Star Anise, 2
  • whole Allspice, 2 tbsp
  •  fresh Ginger, 2 (2-in) pieces finely diced
  • Brown Sugar, 2 cups
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 4 cups

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Spiced Apple Shrub – Equipment
  • 1/2 Gallon Mason Jar
  • Wooden Spoon, or Silicon Mixing Spoon, to mix the ingredients
  • Fine Mesh Sieve
  • Bottle Funnel
  • Swing Top Bottle
Spiced Apple Shrub – Instructions
  1. First, peel and core apples. Next, shred the apples and place into a half gallon Mason jar. Using a muddler, mash the apple to release the juices.
  2. Next, add the cinnamon stick, Star Anise, allspice, grated ginger, orange peel, dark brown sugar, and raw apple cider vinegar. Mix all ingredients and allow to sit in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Gently shake the jar each day to continue to mix the ingredients.
  3. Finally, strain the ingredients. Using a fine mesh sieve over the jar funnel strain the shrub into a swing top bottle.
  4. Store the apple spiced shrub in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

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Note

A Virgin Shrub Drink – Mix  1 to 4 tablespoons of the spiced apple shrub with apple cider or sparkling water, adding more of the shrub if desired.

An Adult Beverage –

Bourbon Spiced Apple Shrub – Mix 1 to 4 tablespoons of the spiced apple shrub with 2 ounces of bourbon, and a splash of apple cider. Feel free to adjust the measurements as desired.

Spiced Apple Mule – Mix 1 to 4 tablespoons of spiced apple shrub with 2 ounces of vodka, top with ginger bear. Feel free to adjust the measurements as desired.

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Spiced Apple Shrub

Equipment

  • 1/2 Gallon Mason Jar
  • Wooden Spoon, or Silicon Mixing Spoon, to mix the ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 large Apples
  • 5 to 6 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole Star Anise
  • 2 tbsp whole Allspice
  • 2 (2-ipieces fresh Ginger finely diced
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 cups raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • First, peel and core apples. Next, shred the apples and place into a half gallon Mason jar. Using a muddler, mash the apple to release the juices.
  • Next, add the cinnamon stick, Star Anise, allspice, grated ginger, orange peel, dark brown sugar raw apple cider vinegar to the jar. Mix all ingredients and allow to sit on the counter up to 2 days. Gently shake the jar each day to continue to mix the ingredients.
  • Finally, strain the ingredients and transfer the shrub to a new jar. Store the apple spiced shrub in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Notes

For a Virgin Shrub Drink - Mix  1 to 4 tablespoons of the spiced apple shrub with sparkling water, adding more of the shrub if desired. To make an Adult Shrub Drink - Mix 1 to 4 tablespoons of the spiced apple shrub with 2 ounces of bourbon. Top the mixture with ginger beer. 

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