Peach-Ginger Shrub Recipe

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.

Recipe Facts


Active: 20 mins
Total: 72 hrs
Makes: 4 cups

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  • 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


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

  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.

Special equipment

sieve, resealable bottle

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