My first batch of homemade drinking vinegar was finally done yesterday, and it turned out great! Kind of like tangy grenadine. I added it to lemon-flavored seltzer for a delicious alcohol-free cocktail. I read about drinking vinegars, also known as shrubs, here on the blog Off-Dry. A perfect grown-up drink for those of us who adore vinegar.
Here’s what I did to make strawberry drinking vinegar. I used this recipe as a guideline. I think the strawberry would be fabulous with fresh basil thrown in, but my basil plants are way done for the year. I am going to experiment with different flavors … yum!
Place two cups of apple cider vinegar in a large jar. Add one cup of frozen strawberries. Set this on the counter for one week and shake daily. After one week, strain with cheesecloth, discard fruit, place vinegar back in jar and add one one cup of sugar to remaining vinegar. Place jar in fridge and shake daily until sugar is totally dissolved.
Create fun drinks and enjoy!