Jun 182016

1 pound fresh fruit (berries or stone fruit)
1 cup sugar
1 cup good quality vinegar
(white or red balsamic, cider, champagne)


  1. Mascerate fruit in a glass bowl, mix in 1 cup sugar, stir thoroughly. Cover with a clean cloth and let sit on the counter for 2-3 days, stirring occasionally, making sure all the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Strain the fruit mixture through cheesecloth into another bowl and compost discard seeds and pulp.
  3. Mix in the cup of vinegar and bottle. Will keep in the refrigerator for 6 or more months.

Add shrub to sparking water, cocktails, salad dressings or drizzle over fresh fruit or ice cream.

NOTE: You can add herbs to the fruit shrubs also, try blackberry with basil, or raspberry with lemon balm.


About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+

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