Peach and Ginger Shrub

Shrubs, or fruit-flavored vinegars mixed with alcohol and soda, are rising in popularity. In this summery version, the sharpness from the vinegar and fresh ginger is balanced by the sweetness from the in-season peach, making it a well-balanced, flavor-forward cocktail. Using a ripe peach is key here, as it will blend more easily with the vinegar, gin, sugar, and ginger. You’ll want to stir in the seltzer water just before serving to ensure it stays fresh and bubbly. When guests arrive, pour the shrub over ice, and garnish with a fresh peach slice. We’re thirsty just thinking about it!

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 163.74 calories
    • Fat 0.19 g
    • Sat Fat 0.02 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 198.86 mg
    • Protein 0.69 g
    • Carbohydrate 16.18 g
    • Sugar 12.37 g
    • Fiber 1.10 g
Shrubs, or fruit-flavored vinegars mixed with alcohol and soda, are rising in popularity. In this summery version, the sharpness from the vinegar and fresh ginger is balanced by the sweetness from the in-season peach, making it a well-balanced, flavor-forward cocktail. Using a ripe peach is key here, as it will blend more easily with the vinegar, gin, sugar, and ginger. You’ll want to stir in the seltzer water just before serving to ensure it stays fresh and bubbly. When guests arrive, pour the shrub over ice, and garnish with a fresh peach slice. We’re thirsty just thinking about it!

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 medium peach, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
  2. Check cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  3. Check cup (about 2½ oz.) dry gin
  4. Check 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  5. Check ½ teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  6. Check ½ cup seltzer water
  7. Check Fresh peach slices

Directions

  1. Process chopped peaches, vinegar, gin, sugar, and ginger in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stir in seltzer water. Serve shrub over ice garnished with a fresh peach slice.