My favorite way to lighten up a snowy, dark February is with citrus and this simple recipe does exactly that. Shrubs are syrup made from fruit, sugar, and vinegar. This is a no-cook shrub recipe so expect just five minutes of prep time. It needs to sit on your countertop for a week, so make it on a Sunday to be ready for the next weekend.
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You will need:
1 red grapefruit, sliced into half-inch rounds
1 cup of sugar
Add the grapefruit slices to a half gallon mason jar or another nonreactive container. Cover with sugar and shake to coat. Add vinegar and cover with a lid. Let sit on a room temperature countertop for 5-7 days, strain into a clean vessel (a mason jar is ideal) and store in the refrigerator.
To make a beautiful, pink grapefruit shrub cocktail, combine over ice (perhaps in a wide mouth pint jar)
1 part grapefruit shrub
3 parts sparkling water
An optional 1 part/shot of tequila or vodka
Cheers to welcoming in springtime!