Strawberry Pineapple Shrub
Use a little sugar and vinegar to create a shrub with strawberry and pineapple. Shrubs are a sweet-tart syrup that can be mixed with sparkling water or used in a cocktail. They make good use of fruit that might be aging quickly on your countertop and are very simple to make. This is the best beginner shrub I have made and is a beautiful pink color.
Shake and then add the vinegar. Screw the lid on tight and leave on the countertop for about a week, shaking or stirring daily. After the week has passed, strain using a cheesecloth-lined colander or strainer if you care about absolute clarity or just a strainer if you aren’t particular.
The shrub is now ready for mixing! Store in the refrigerator until mixing in the following ways.
Strawberry Pineapple Cocktail:
1 part tequila
1- 1 ½ parts strawberry pineapple shrub
3 parts sparkling water
Or as a refreshing addition to sparkling or plain ice water, add 1 to 3 tablespoons shrub.