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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Beet-and-Lemon Shrub

The refreshing sweetened vinegar-based drink called shrub has its roots in the 18th century. For the beet juice, you will need a juicer -- or to visit a juice bar. Enjoy this shrub mixed with chilled seltzer or spike it with vodka to make the Beet-and-Lemon Shrub Cocktail. Recipe courtesy of Russ and Daughters.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 2 days 10 mins
  • yield: Makes 6 1/2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh beet juice (from 1 1/2 pounds beets)
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 5 or 6 lemons)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Whisk together 3/4 cup water, the vinegar, and sugar until sugar dissolves.

  2. Step 2

    Combine remaining water, the beet juice, and lemon juice, and mix well. Stir in vinegar mixture. Refrigerate 48 hours before using.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2012

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