Leslie Sbrocco, host of Taste This, visits with Gayle Okumura Sullivan, owner of Dry Creek Peach and Produce to turn really ripe fruit into a tart and tangy addition to cocktails, that keeps well through the season.
Recipe: Holiday Shrub Cocktail
- 1 scoop lime sherbert
- 1.5 oz cranberry shrub
- Top with prosecco
- Also known as drinking vinegar, this traditional method of preserving fruit can keep refrigerated for approximately 6 months. If opened and used occasionally, the shrub will last 6-8 weeks (to be safe).
- Shrub beverages have its origins in Colonial America with traditional influence from 17th century England, where vinegar was used to preserve fruits for the off-season. With the advent of refrigerations, shrubs eventually fell out of favor until the recent craft cocktail boom.
- Shrubs have proven health benefits such as improving digestion, supporting weight loss, detoxing the liver, regulating glucose levels for diabetics, among many other positive effects