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Apple Shrub

When you are looking for a refreshing drink, this Apple Shrub is perfect!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 33kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 2 apples shredded
  • 2 inches fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • cup sugar of choice more or less depending on how sweet you like things - I used swerve
  • For Serving: sparkling water soda water or prosecco


  • Place the shredded apple and ginger in a jar with a tightly fitting lid.
  • Combine the vinegar, lemon juice, water, and sweetener in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sweetener dissolves.
  • Remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Pour over the apple ginger mixture. Refrigerate for 5 days.
  • Strain through a fine metal sieve and keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator, covered.
  • To serve, add 2 tablespoons of the shrub syrup to 8 ounces of sparkling water, soda water, or prosecco.


Note that nutritional information uses swerve and deducts the sugar alcohols from the total.  It includes the apples, which are not actually consumed so it is not entirely accurate.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg