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An easy and refreshing shrub syrup recipe made with Naturacentric Orange Infused Honey and fresh mango. This drinking vinegar can be used a variety of ways and is perfectly sweet, tart and flavorful!
If you've never made a shrub drink before, you are in for a treat! Vinegar, fruit and honey truly are well matched in this Orange Honey Mango Shrub drink recipe. There are a few different ways to enjoy a shrub, but we're going sparkling-style for a wholly refreshing drink perfect for warmer weather!
🥃 What is a shrub?
A shrub is a vinegar-based syrup also known as drinking vinegar. It is usually a blend of vinegar, fruit and a sweetener of some sort. There are a few different techniques used for making a shrub syrup—all delicious! A shrub can be served a myriad of ways as we'll discuss below.
🔪 How-to Make
Step 1: Combine ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until thickened. Let cool to room temp.
Step 2: Strain the shrub syrup.
Step 3: To serve, fill a glass with ice, top with shrub syrup, followed by sparkling water. Optionally, garnish with fresh sage.
Step 4: Enjoy!
🍸 Ways to Enjoy
- As shown in this post, as a refreshing non-alcoholic sparkling beverage.
- As a cocktail mixer. Use 1/4 cup shrub syrup and 3/4 cup club soda, sparkling water, soda or juice alongside 1/4 cup a favorite liquor such as rum or vodka.
- To make a homemade salad dressing. Mix one part shrub syrup with one part olive oil.
- Make a yogurt parfait by drizzling plain or vanilla yogurt with shrub syrup, then topped off with granola.
- Drizzled over ice cream.
- Drizzle over freshly cut fruit for a decadent treat.
- To top off your pancakes and waffles.
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Orange Mango Shrub Drink
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 fresh mango diced (peeled and pitted)
- ½ cup Naturacentric Orange Infused Honey
- ¼ cup water
- sparkling water for serving
- ice for serving
- fresh sage optional, for garnishing
- In a saucepan over high heat add vinegar, mango, honey and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer (medium-low) and simmer for 15 minutes or until the mango has broken down and the mixture has reduced and thickened a little (reminiscent of syrup). Turn off heat and let cool to room temp.
- Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the shrub syrup from the fruit pulp (see post for step-by-step images).
- When ready to serve, fill a glass with ice, top off with shrub syrup and sparkling water. Use approximately 1/4 cup shrub syrup per 1 cup sparkling water (but feel free to adjust to suit your tastes!). Optionally, garnish with fresh sage before serving.
- Keep the shrub stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Enjoy!