Cold Processed Berry Shrub

Cold Processed Berry Shrub

Yield: 20 to 24 ounces of shrub syrup


1 cup of berries

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1. Place berries in a bowl and gently mash them to release some juice.

2. Add sugar and mix together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least six hours or overnight until the fruit releases liquids into a syrup. There's no hurry here.

3. Place the mixture into a fine mesh strainer or chinois over a bowl or measuring cup and carefully press on the fruit and sugar mixture to extract as much syrup as possible. If there's some sugar remaining in the original bowl scrape that in, too.

4. Whisk the vinegar into the syrup.

5. Using a funnel, pour your shrub into a bottle. Seal and keep refrigerated.