This festive lime shrub cocktail is perfect for the holidays. The vinegar portion can be made up to one week ahead for ease. —Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado,
- 1 medium lime
- 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted and crushed
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- SERVING SUGGESTION:
- Optional: Ice cubes, sparkling water, fresh cherries, mint and lime slices
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Finely grate zest from lime. Place zest and cherries in a sterilized pint jar. Bring vinegar just to a boil; pour over fruit, leaving ¼-in. headspace. Center lid on jar; screw on band until fingertip tight. Refrigerate for 1 week.
Strain vinegar mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into another sterilized pint jar. Press solids to extract juice; discard remaining fruit.
Bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly. Stir into vinegar mixture; shake well. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
To serve, drink 1-2 tablespoons or add to a glass of ice, top with sparkling water and garnish with fresh cherries and lime.
2 tablespoons shrub syrup: 86 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.