Raspberry shrub recipe {and an easy gin cocktail}

My mission the past few months has been to make a shrub (aka drinking vinegar). After a failed attempt or two with blood oranges, I talked to some people, did some research and finally tried again with raspberries. Thankfully this raspberry shrub recipe turned out to be a success as was the gin cocktail I enjoyed it in.

raspberry shrub recipe

While this raspberry shrub recipe is easy to make, it does take some time for the raspberries and vinegar to infuse. Ten days, to be exact. The only thing you need to worry about during this time is giving the jar a little shake once or twice a day. Keep it in the front of your fridge and you won’t forget (or at least you are less likely to forget).

raspberry shrub recipe

After infusing, add in the sugar on the stove to dissolve and your raspberry shrub recipe is finished. Pour a little in a glass with gin, sparkling water and squeeze of lemon, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you decide to share with the kids, leave the gin out of the drink but keep the rest of the ingredients.

raspberry shrub cocktail

Raspberry shrub recipe {and an easy gin cocktail}
Learn how to preserve those summer raspberries with this raspberry shrub recipe. Once it's made, enjoy it in an easy and delicious gin cocktail with lemon.
  • For the shrub:
  • 12 ounces organic raspberries
  • White vinegar
  • White sugar
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1-1/2 ounces gin (I used Tanqueray Ten)
  • 1 ounce raspberry shrub
  • Sparkling water
  • Lemon wedge and a few raspberries for garnish
  1. For the shrub:
  2. Rinse raspberries and place them in a quart size mason jar.
  3. Fill the jar to the top with white vinegar, put the lid on, give the jar a little shake and place it in the refrigerator for 10 days. Give the jar a little shake once or twice a day.
  4. After the 10 days, strain the raspberry vinegar through a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze the cheesecloth as needed to get all of the vinegar out of the berries.
  5. Measure the raspberry vinegar and pour into a medium saucepan.
  6. Add 1-1/2 cups white sugar per 2 cups of raspberry vinegar, turn the heat on to medium and bring to a boil, stirring as needed to dissolve the sugar.
  7. Once the sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts to boil, remove from heat, let cool and transfer to a glass bottle. Store the raspberry shrub in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  8. For the cocktail:
  9. Add 1-1/2 ounces gin and 1 ounce raspberry shrub to a rocks glass.
  10. Fill glass with ice, top with sparkling water and squeeze in the juice from a lemon wedge.
  11. Stir and garnish with a few raspberries before enjoying.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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