Shrub - Batch #09


Shrub - Batch #09


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)

Serving Suggestions

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!