Shrubs (vinegar-based syrups) add sweetness and tang to cocktails and mocktails. Splash some in ice-cold seltzer to make a mocktail or make a boozy beverage with vodka (see associated recipes).

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine strawberries, sugar, vinegar and lemon zest in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain into an airtight heatproof container. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours or up to 1 week.

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Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium. 13.4 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Strawberry Shrub Cocktail

Ingredients

Directions

  • Muddle strawberries, basil and lemon zest in a cocktail shaker or pint jar with a tight-fitting lid until mashed and fragrant. Add vodka, Shrub, Campari and ice. Cover and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass of ice and top with seltzer.

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Tips

Equipment: Cocktail shaker

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. 17.5 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Strawberry Shrub Mocktail

Ingredients

Directions

  • Muddle strawberries, basil and lemon zest in a cocktail shaker or pint jar with a tight-fitting lid until mashed and fragrant. Add Shrub and ice. Cover and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute and top with seltzer.

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Tips

Equipment: Cocktail shaker

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. 15.5 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2019
Easy to make the shrub ahead. The recipe with the cocktail is excellent.