5 Shrub Cocktail Recipes You Can Try At Home

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Shrub Cocktails, which are equal parts tangy and fruity, have been all the rage. If you haven’t tried them already, you need to get on the bandwagon. If you’re wondering what they are, they’re delicious cocktails that are made from shrubs – a distillation of fruit, sugar, and vinegar. , Now that we have your curiosity, here are five recipes of popular shrub cocktails that you can make at home. 

Strawberry Balsamic Shrub Cocktail 

strawberry balsamic shrub cocktail

For this recipe, you’ll need about 150 gms of strawberries, hulled and halved. To hull them, you can just pierce a steel straw through them from where the stem pops out. Then, you’ll need 60 ml of balsamic vinegar, 60 gms of sugar, 30 ml of Gordon's The Original London Dry Gin, 120 ml of soda water, loads of ice, and basil for garnish. To prepare the shrub, combine the strawberries, vinegar, and sugar by mashing them gently. Store this concoction in an airtight container and refrigerator for 24 hours. For the cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice and then pour 30 ml of the shrub, the gin, and the soda water. Stir it all well and garnish with basil leaves. 

Peach Ginger Cooler

peach ginger cooler shrub cocktail

For this recipe, you’ll need about three peaches, sliced and deseeded, 20 gms of ginger thinly sliced, 60 ml of Apple Cider Vinegar, 60 gms of sugar, 30 ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum, 120 ml of club soda, lots of ice, and fresh mint leaves for garnish. For the shrub, combine the peaches, ginger, vinegar, and sugar. Then place the mixture in an airtight container and refrigerate for 24 hours. Then to make the cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice, add 30 ml of the shrub, rum, top it off with the soda water, and mix well. Finally, garnish with mint leaves. 

Blackberry Sage Sparkler 

blackberry sage sparkler shrub cocktail

You’ll need about 150 gms of blackberry, about ten sage leaves, 60 ml of white wine vinegar, 60 gms of sugar, 30 ml of Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka 120 ml of sparkling water, ice, and blackberries for garnish. For the shrub, combine the blackberries, sage leaves, white wine vinegar, and sugar. Muddle these ingredients and store them in an airtight container. Refrigerate for a day. Then, strain the shrub, and pour 30 ml of it into a tall glass with ice, add the vodka, and sparkling water and stir well. And finally, garnish with blackberries. 

Mango Chilli Margarita 

mango chilli margarita shrub cocktail

This recipe is seasonal, but bookmark this for when mangoes are in abundance. For this recipe, you’ll need two peeled, sliced, and diced mangoes, one small red chilli, deseeded, and finely chopped, 60 ml of white wine vinegar, 60 gms of sugar. 30 ml of tequila, 15 ml of triple sec, 15 ml of fresh lime juice, ice, and mango slices for garnish. For the shrub, combine the mango, chilli, vinegar, and sugar in an airtight container and refrigerate for one day. Then, for the cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice, add 30 ml of the shrub, add the tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and stir well. Finally, add the mango slices for garnish. 

Raspberry Mint Shrub Fizz 

raspberry mint fizz shrub cocktail

This drink is as exotic as it sounds. you’ll need 150 gms of raspberries, 15 gms of mint leaves (about ten should do the trick), 60 ml of apple cider vinegar, 60 gms of sugar, 30 ml of Gordon's The Original London Dry Gin, 120 ml of club soda, and raspberries for garnish. First, prepare the shrub by muddling the raspberries, vinegar, and sugar in an airtight container and refrigerate for a day. Then strain the mixture and add 30 ml of it into a tall glass filled with ice, add the gin, and top it off with the club soda and stir well. Then, garnish it with raspberries. 

We get it, these drinks are delicious but do remember to enjoy them in moderation!