Jennifer Causey
Prep Time
10 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours
Serves 16 (serving size: scant 1 cup)

Homemade shrubs, or fruit-infused vinegars, couldn't be easier to make at home. This 5-ingredient version uses festive flavors like tart fresh cranberry, fragrant orange peel, and warm ginger. Beyond the cocktail glass, use as the acid in a salad dressing or to pep up sparkling water. Sealed in an airtight container, the shrub will keep for several months in the fridge (the vinegar tang will mellow over time).

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over high; cook 10 minutes or until cranberries begin to burst, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; cool to room temperature. Place in an airtight container, and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Strain cranberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl, pressing solids with back of a spoon. Discard solids. Package for gifts, or continue with recipe.

Step 2

To prepare each cocktail, combine 1/2 cup prosecco and 3 tablespoons shrub in an ice-filled shaker; stir. Strain into a martini glass.

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