Saturday, July 2, 2011
First strawberry shrub
A shrub in this case refers not to a bush, but to a fruity syrup mixed with apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar, of which a tablespoon or two (or more!) is added to your favorite sparkling water, vodka, or rum. According to the Virtual Linguist, the word shrub comes from the Arabic word sharab for wine, or shariba, meaning drink. What they are for certain is completely refreshing; totally delicious.
Shrubs will keep for up to a year in the refrigerator. At the rate this one is going, we'll be lucky to keep ours through the 4th of July weekend.
Thanks to Serious Eats for the recipe, and to Food in Jars for pointing the way...
Posted by anno at 2:53 PM