Photo: Jeffery Cross
Total Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 3 1/2 cups

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 4

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

Ratings & Reviews

deannelc's Review

Andrew012
January 19, 2013
I followed the recipe exactly, then mixed w/ club soda (one of the suggestions in the article). Even used in small amount, the vinegar taste is very strong.

lplynch's Review

JLampitt
December 20, 2012
N/A

Andrew012's Review

bbrooke
December 16, 2012
N/A

bbrooke's Review

deannelc
December 01, 2012
JLampitt, You're not supposed to drink it "straight" -- it's meant to be a mixer in other beverages. That's not apparent from this webpage, but the print version of Sunset magazine offered several variations of how to use it: 1. Pour over ice and top with club soda. 2.Mix with sparkling wine. 3.Muddle with an orange slice and ice. Add bourbon and top with club soda. 4. Fill a tall glass with ice, layer in a splash of shrub, then add equal parts orange juice and tequila. 5. Shake with ice and equal parts shrub, gin, and sweet vermouth. Strain into a glass. (Copied from http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/drink/cocktail/cranberry-shrub.html)

JLampitt's Review

lplynch
November 22, 2012
HORRIBLE! I followed the recipe to a "T" and all we could smell and taste was the vinegar. Maybe the recipe wasn't entered correctly?