Peach-Ginger Shrub

[Photograph: Jennifer Hess]

The delicate flavor of peaches is complemented by apple cider vinegar in this tangy shrub syrup. Serve it with white rum or simply add it to seltzer.

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Peach-Ginger Shrub

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 4 cups
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:3 to 5 days
Special equipment:sieve, resealable bottle
This recipe appears in: Cocktail 101: More Complex Shrub Syrups

Ingredients

  • 4 medium peaches (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh ginger
  • 1 3/4 cups white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Procedures

  1. 1

    Remove pits from peaches and mash in a medium-sized bowl. Add sugar
    and ginger, stir well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. 2

    Press peach mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean medium-sized bowl. Discard peach solids. Add both vinegars to peach juices. Whisk to combine. Pour through funnel into clean bottle. Seal bottle and shake vigorously. Store in refrigerator for 3 to 5 days, shaking periodically to help dissolve sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, serve with seltzer or white rum. Shrub can be stored for several months in refrigerator.

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