1 pound fresh fruit (berries or stone fruit)
1 cup sugar
1 cup good quality vinegar
(white or red balsamic, cider, champagne)
- 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.
- Strain the fruit mixture through cheesecloth into another bowl and compost discard seeds and pulp.
- 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.