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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.

EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

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Ingredients

Shrub
Mocktail
Cocktail

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare the shrub: 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.

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  • To prepare the mocktail: 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.

  • To prepare the cocktail: 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.

Make ahead

Shrub can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 Tbsp.
52 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 13.4g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 13g; vitamin a iu 1.2IU; vitamin c 5.8mg; folate 2.3mcg; calcium 1.8mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1.3mg; potassium 15mg; sodium 0.2mg; added sugar 13g.

1 other carbohydrate

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