Strawberry Shrub


1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 cup of fresh strawberries, cut in half

½ cup cider or balsamic vinegar


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a simmer, until the sugar dissolves
  2. Add the strawberries, and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Add the vinegar, and simmer for another 5 minutes. Chill to room temperature
  4. Combine this with one cup of sparkling water, or however much you like to get your exact, favorite flavor.
  • When the mixture is cooled, either strain it, or put it in a blender to puree it
  • If you puree this with the fruit, you’ll have a thicker drink. If you use balsamic vinegar, you’ll think you’re having a fruity cola! This is terrific with sparkling water and dark rum