Grapefruit Shrub Recipe
Here is a beautiful, pink, fresh tasting shrub recipe that is easy and uses a vinegar I haven’t showcased before: champagne vinegar. Read on for the recipe!
My favorite way to lighten up a snowy, dark February is with citrus and this simple recipe does exactly that. Shrubs are a syrup made from fruit, sugar, and vinegar. This is a no-cook shrub recipe so expect just five minutes of prep time. It is needs to sit on your countertop for a week, so make it on a Sunday to be ready for the next weekend.
You will need:
1 red grapefruit, sliced into half inch rounds
1 cup sugar
1 bottle (200 ml or 6.8 ounces) champagne or other mild flavored vinegar
Add the grapefruit slices to a half gallon mason jar or other non reactive container. Cover with sugar and shake to coat. Add vinegar and cover with lid. Let sit on a room temperature countertop for 5-7 days, strain into a clean vessel (a mason jar is ideal) and store in the refrigerator.
To make a beautiful, pink cocktail, combine over ice (perhaps in a wide mouth pint jar)
1 part grapefruit shrub
3 parts sparkling water
An optional 1 part/shot of tequila or vodka
Cheers to welcoming in springtime!