Cranberry Shrub

Dorothy Curtis


I found this recipe in Sunset magazine and thought it sounded interesting so I made some up and have been enjoying it. At the end of the recipe I will post some of the ways it can be used.

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10 Min
Stove Top


12 oz
fresh or frozen cranberries
1 c
3/4 c
red wine vinegar
1 tsp
lemon zest
2 Tbsp
lemon juice


1Bring all ingredients to a simmer with 2 cups of water in a small soucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes until most cranberries have burst.
2Strain mixture, pressing liquid out of pulp using the back of a spoon. Discard pulp. Chill at least 1 hour. Store for up to 3 months.
3Ways to use Shrub:
1. Pour over ice and top with club soda.

2.Mix with sparkling wine.

3.Muddle with an orange slice and ice. Add bourbon and top with club soda.

4. Fill a tall glass with ice, layer in a splash of shrub, then add equal parts orange juice and tequila.

5. Shake with ice and equal parts shrub, gin, and sweet vermouth. Strain into a glass.
4I think it would also be good to use in a dressing with some olive oil or vegetable oil for a spinach salad. Or use also in a hot dressing for a wilted spinach salad.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy