Orange Ginger Shrub Recipe

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Jun. 11, 2015

Ah the shrub also known as a drinking vinegar. Dont let the name scare you away - this sweet, sour, fruit infused syrup is refreshing when mixed with soda water and killer when used in cocktails.
It takes a little time, but its well worth it.


Sliced fresh ginger root 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Oranges 2 Large
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Apple cider vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Fresh lime juice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (from 4



Put the ginger slices in a 1.5L wide mouth Mason Jar and muddle until fragrant.

Peel the oranges and scrape away all of the white pith.

Add the oranges to the mason jar, and muddle again. 

Pour in Lime juice, sugar and vinegar, then close the lid and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

Leave on the counter and shake once a day every day for for seven days.

Strain the fruit mixture to remove the solids, (which are mighty tasty in a salad...)

Refrigerate and it will keep for 3 - 4 months.


Use in cocktails or over ice with club soda.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 661Calories from Fat 10

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 7 mg0.29%

Total Carbohydrates 165 g55%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 140 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet