Raspberry Shrub Drinking Vinegar Recipe

| 12/22/2014 9:10:00 AM

Tags: raspberries, vinegar, Tammy Kimbler, Minneapolis, champagne,

During the summer months I freeze most of my raspberry crop to eat during the winter. As the days darken, raspberries liven up my dishes. One of my favorite things to make with raspberries is a shrub, which is particularly festive for the holidays because of it’s bright red color. Known as “drinking vinegar,” a shrub is a vinegar syrup made by infusing fruit, herbs and spices. Mixed with sparkling water, champagne, or spirits, a shrub makes a refreshing cocktail. Common in colonial times, but dating back much farther in history, the vinegar preserves the ingredients and is shelf stable. Best of all, shrubs are a breeze to make.

Raspberry Shrub with Champagne

Raspberry Shrub Recipe


• 3 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
• 3 cups red wine vinegar
• 1 cup sugar


1. Sterilize a quart jar in boiling water for 10 minutes. In a sauce pan heat the vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves.

12/23/2014 12:43:50 PM

Do you top this with a sealed lid or a cloth lid? Not sure if this mixture would expand or not.

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