Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub Recipe

Not all shrubs are light and airy. This recipe is for a heavy shrub that packs a wallop with strong vanilla and balsamic flavors, in addition to the molasses notes from the brown sugar. You can serve it with a splash of club soda and I really like a shot of dark rum with it. I call for a maraschino cherry to use as garnish and I highly recommend a Luxardo or other high quality cherry instead of the bright red grocery store cherries common in America.

Cherry vanilla infused shrub

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Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub Recipe

  • Published: December 10, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes

Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub Ingredients

For the Balsamic Shrub

1 cup Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

For Garnish

Club soda or seltzer water
1 oz dark rum, optional
1 maraschino cherry

Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub Instructions

For the Balsamic Shrub

Combine the vinegar and simple syrup and stir until it is well mixed.

To Serve

Fill a glass with ice. Fill the glass half way with the balsamic shrub then top with the club soda and rum. Float the maraschino cherry on top and serve.

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