Shrubs Workshop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shrub and Kombucha Workshop

I attended a shrubs and kombucha workshop held by my department the other weekend. I'll talk about the kombucha at a later time, but today it's all about the shrubs! Shrubs are basically a fruity-vinegar-y drink syrup (heavy emphasis on vinegar). Mixed with some sparkling water, you basically make your own fruity sodas without a soda-making-machines. The organizer of the workshop prefers non-cooked shrub methods for a more vivid flavor, which means you basically just macerate fresh fruits with some sugar, strain the seeds/skins out, then add the vinegar. It comes out pretty tasty, if you like the taste of apple cider vinegar.

The recipes we used came from Cocktail 101: How to Make Shrub Syrups (Serious Eats) Blueberry Ginger Shrub from FoodInJars...although I also added a split vanilla bean to one of my jars of raspberry shrub. We'll see how that turns out.

There's all kinds of hippie benefits to drinking apple cider vinegar, so maybe it's worth occasionally getting over any oppositions to the taste.

Shrub and Kombucha Workshop
Shrub and Kombucha Workshop
Shrub and Kombucha Workshop
Shrub and Kombucha Workshop

1 comments:

rooth said...

How cool - I haven't heard of this before. And apple cider vinegar is supposed to have all of these magical properties. I know some people feed it to their horses to keep the flies and mosquitoes away!

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