Cranberry Shrub

Cranberry Shrub Recipe
Photo: Jeffery Cross


Makes 3 1/2 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Total: 10 Minutes


12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice


1. Bring all ingredients to a simmer with 2 cups water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes until most cranberries have burst.

2. Spoon out a few whole cranberries and set aside for garnishing drinks if you like.*

3. Strain mixture, pressing liquid out of pulp using the back of a spoon. Discard pulp. Chill at least 1 hour. Store for up to 3 months.

*Roll the berries in sugar, skewer on toothpicks, and set across tops of drinks. Use that day.

November 2012
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