Strawberry-Ginger Shrub Recipe
Serves: 12
  • Shrub Syrup:
  • 1 cup roughly chopped strawberries (about 6 large)
  • 1-inch piece of fresh peeled ginger, grated
  • ΒΌ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (preferably raw or unpasteurized)
  • Shrub:
  • 60oz chilled sparkling water (5oz per serving)
  • or
  • a little hard liquor such as vodka (add according to your taste and tolerance)
  1. To make the syrup: In a medium bowl, mash the strawberries with the ginger and maple syrup, using a fork. Let sit for 15 minutes to allow the mixture to get juicy.
  2. Stir in the vinegar. Cover and chill for 3 to 5 days, to allow for the flavors to meld.
  3. Transfer syrup into a jar. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  4. To assemble to shrub: for each serving, add 1oz shrub syrup to 5oz of sparkling water or alcohol. Add ice, if desired.
  5. Garnish with sliced strawberries, mint sprigs, edible flowers or candied ginger
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at