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


How to Make Cranberry Shrub


  1. Bring 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.
  2. Strain 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.
  3. Ways 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.
  4. I 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.

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About Cranberry Shrub

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

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