No-Cook Fruit Shrubs (Drinking Vinegars)

Makes approximately 3 cups

You can store shrubs in the fridge covered for between 1-2 years!


For the Peach Shrub

  • 2 cups very ripe or overripe peaches, peeled, pitted & chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar*

For the Peach Shrub Soda

  • ice cubes
  • 3 tbsp peach shrub
  • seltzer water
  • peach slice for garnish


Make Peach Shrub

  1. Combine peaches, sugar, and almond extract and mix until combined
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or up to 3 days
  3. *Strain macerated peaches into a measuring cup. Depending on how much liquid your fruit yields (will depend on water content of fruit and time macerating), add an additional 1/3 portion of vinegar. Lynne's macerated fruit yielded 2 cups of liquid, so she added 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine
  4. Refrigerate until cold

Make Peach Shrub Soda

  1. Fill glass with ice
  2. Add peach shrub and selzter and stir
  3. Garnish with a peach wedge

Other Flavor Suggestions

Get creative with your fruit shrubs — there is no wrong or right combination. Here are some other fruits and flavors that work well with this technique: melons, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. Kick things up a notch by macerating some fresh herbs in with your fruit and sugar!