Apple-Cardamom Shrub

Apple-Cardamom Shrub
Jennifer Hess


3medium apples, quartered (no need to core or seed them)
1cup apple cider vinegar
1/2cup turbinado sugar
1tablespoon cardamom seeds, lightly crushed


  1. Using a box grater or a food processor, shred apples.
  2. Add shredded apples, cider vinegar, sugar, and cardamom to a stainless steel container. Cover and leave in cool place on the countertop for up to 2 days.
  3. After 2 days, place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl. Strain apple mixture. Squeeze or press mixture to remove any remaining liquid.
  4. Pour liquid into a clean mason jar or glass bottle. Add lid or cap and then shake well to combine. Place in refrigerator.
  5. Discard solids.
  6. Shrub will keep for up to 1 year.

Excerpted from Shurbs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, 2014 by Michael Dietsch. Reproduced by permission of The Countryman Press.