Strawberry Lemongrass Shrub at The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Strawberry Lemongrass Shrub

What's a shrub and why do your drinks need them?

A shrub is an old-timey, sweet beverage syrup made from 3 simple ingredients: Fruit, vinegar, and sugar. Typically, shrubs use regular vinegar and sugar, but for our recipe, we’re using our sweet, Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic - no sugar necessary!

Vinegar-based syrups, or drinking vinegars, have been around for centuries, partly for reasons of food safety and partly for the their delicious flavors! 

Just a few everyday ingredients and a little time are all you need to create our easy Strawberry Lemongrass Shrub! 

Sweet, refreshing and tangy, it’s great for cocktails and mocktails. 

Just add a splash of seltzer and your favorite garnish (alcohol optional) and you’ve got yourself a sweet, distinctive, beverage to welcome in the spring’s warmer weather. 

Ingredients for Shrub

Ingredients when serving:

  • Fresh, ripe strawberries sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves 
  • Chilled sparkling water, seltzer or tonic water


  • In a large glass mason jar, combine the chopped strawberries and Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic and refrigerate for at least 12 - 24 hours (the longer it steeps, the better the flavor🤩🍓)
  • Give a good shake halfway through. 
  • Strain the shrub, through a fine mesh sieve and store in a tightly sealed container. Can be refrigerated for up to two months.

To Serve: 

  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of shrub to a tall glass
  • Fill with ice
  • Add 1 ounce of alcohol (optional) but we love Hendricks Gin for this recipe 
  • Top with 8 oz of chilled sparkling water, seltzer or tonic water for a true G&T
  • Add sliced strawberries and mint to garnish

You can make larger or smaller batches of shrub; just remember to use equal parts fruit

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