A shrub is a vinegar-based cordial to mix into drinks. Read more about it here.
Every batch of shrub is made with different seasonal fruit. This one using the most flavoursome yellow peaches I could find. They were almost too good to chop up and ferment! These ones were from The Betlands Farm in Forbes, NSW. I added a few bay leaves from my own garden. The fruit is fermented with Australian raw sugar and steeped with local Apple cider vinegar. Mix with soda water for a great non-alcoholic drink or splash some in with gin & tonic or your favourite mixed cocktail. This one is also good over baked fruit for a sour twist.
August princess Yellow Peaches (The Betlands, Forbes, NSW)
Bay leaves (my garden)
Raw Sugar (CSL, QLD)
Apple Cider Vinegar (Lirah, QLD)
Add to still or fizzy water like a cordial! Or add a dash to a vodka & tonic. A shrub can be treated like a drink or you can use it in a salad dressing. This one would go with a roasted veggie salad with fresh radicchio!