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Shrub (mix)

Shrub is both a fruit syrup added to many era beverages, as well as the drinks containing it. This is the recipe for the mix..

Makes ~12


  • 4 qt fresh berries. Raspberries are traditional, but blueberry, cranberry, strawberry, and even apples can be used)
  • vinegar (cider vinegar is best for this)
  • sugar
  • water or soda water


  • Place raspberries in large bowl or jar.
  • Cover with vinegar, just enough so that the berries will not float.
  • Allow the mixture to stand overnight.
  • In the morning squeeze mixture through a cheesecloth.
  • For each cup of strained liquid, add 1 cup sugar; boil for 20 minutes. Bottle when cool. Store in cool place.



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