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Shrub Syrup Update!

Ok, so remember the Sweet Cherry Balsamic Shrub Syrup I made a couple of weeks back? Well, I’ve given it a little over two weeks to mellow out in the fridge and finally decided to give it a try last night.

Upon opening the jar I noticed that all the sugar did indeed get eaten up by the vinegar. That was a good sign. I took a sniff, and it smelt of sweet balsamic vinegar. Another good sign. So I proceeded to make a shrub cocktail—a jigger of vodka and 3 Tbsp of shrub syrup with some ice, topped off with fizzy seltzer.

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Sweet Cherry Balsamic Shrub Syrup

When we think preserving, we automatically think jams and pickles. I know I do. But preserving is much more than just canned goods. Beyond fruit jams and pickle preserving there is also dehydrating, fermenting, infusing, and the list goes on. It helps if you think of preserving as a process in which you extend the life of an otherwise short-lived piece of produce. I mean, that’s what we’re doing when we hot water bath can, right?

With that in mind, I’m going to take you on a journey into shrub land. It’s a journey I have never been on before, but have always wanted to try. The concept, like many preserving skills, is super old school and totally awesome. Plus it’s, like, super hot right now.

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