Rhubarb Shrub Concentrate

Makes approximately 1 cup
Shrubs are coming back to popularity. They were the original pioneer Gatorade. Usually made with equal parts sugar, vinegar, and fruit they are a great summer refresher and a great way to use up slightly overripe fruit. The apple cider vinegar helps to preserve the concentrate for about a month.

  • 1 cup fresh rhubarb, washed and chopped into small pieces, you can also substitute ½ cup of chopped strawberries if you prefer.
  • 2/3 –1cup sugar, preferably organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup raw, organic apple cider vinegar

Mix fruit and sugar in a bowl, stir well, cover, and put in the fridge for 2 days, stirring occasionally. After 48 hours, strain out the solids and add the vinegar to a covered glass jar. Shake well and allow the flavors to meld for a few days. Keep the shrub refrigerated and enjoy diluted with water in your water bottle, with seltzer, or in a mixed drink. A tablespoon or two of shrub to 8 oz of liquid will be quite refreshing.

 

Rhubarb Shrub Concentrate

Shrubs are coming back to popularity. They were the original pioneer Gatorade. Usually made with equal parts sugar, vinegar, and fruit they are a great summer refresher and a great way to use up slightly overripe fruit. The apple cider vinegar helps to preserve the concentrate for about a month.
Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh rhubarb washed and chopped into small pieces, you can also substitute ½ cup of chopped strawberries if you prefer.
  • 2/3 –1cup sugar preferably organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup raw organic apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Mix fruit and sugar in a bowl, stir well, cover and put in the fridge for 2 days, stirring occasionally. After 48 hours, strain out the solids and add the vinegar to a covered glass jar. Shake well and allow the flavors to meld for a few days. Keep the shrub refrigerated and enjoy diluted with water in your water bottle, with seltzer, or in a mixed drink. A tablespoon or two of shrub to 8 oz of liquid will be quite refreshing.
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