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How to Make a Shrub – A Drink from the 1700s
Learn How to Make a Shrub with this recipe for a tasty Probiotic-Rich Drinking Vinegar from the 1700s. A Shrub is a delicious ingredient for making homemade sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, mocktails, and cocktails!
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An Independence Day Beverage
In many ways, a Shrub is similar to Switchel (also known as Haymaker’s Punch), which are all forerunners to our modern-day energy drinks, sports drinks, and sodas.
So in celebration of the United States’ Independence Day, I want to wish you all a Happy 4th of July! And I thought it would be fun to go back to the Colonial days of the 1700s and share a recipe for a Shrub that may have been enjoyed by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin!
So together, let’s step back in time to the 18th century and join our Founding Fathers and Framers and lift our glasses to make a toast to the building of a great nation! Huzzah!.. Huzzay!…For the Great Washington and the Continental Congress!
Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe
Update: Speaking of modern-day energy drinks, in the following video, I show you how to make a homemade electrolyte drink that you can turn into a refreshing sports drink or an elegant spa water.
More Beverage Recipes
Now that you’ve learned how to make a Shrub, try these other beverages that I show you how to make with my recipe videos.
You can also learn how to make milk and water kefir too!
In addition to making homemade apple cider vinegar for making your Shrub drink, I also show you how to make fruit scrap vinegar using strawberry tops.
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Shrub – A Tasty Drinking Vinegar Recipe
- 1 cup Fresh fruit
- 1 cup Raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup Honey preferably raw honey
- Mash your fruit of choice (berries work especially well), and add your mashed fruit to a clean quart-sized jar.
- Add honey and vinegar to the jar.
- Mix all the ingredients well with a wooden spoon. Next, put a lid on the jar and give it a good shake.
- Uncap the jar and pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher. Pour the strained mixture back into the quart-sized jar.
- To prepare the shrub drink, remove 1/4 cup of the mixture from the jar and pour it into a tall ice-filled drinking glass. Add spring water or sparkling water to fill the glass. Stir well and enjoy!
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