A Seven Jars Special Recipe
The topic of Shrub use in cocktails could be the subject of an entire book itself (in fact, it is!). Shrub was a way to preserve many different types of fresh fruit prior to the widespread use of refrigeration. Due to their widespread abundance during season, coupled with the rather short life of the ripe fruit, strawberries were a highly popular fruit to use in a shrub. All shrubs are basically a combination of fresh fruit, sugar and vinegar. The vinegar acts as a preservative and has the added value of being beneficial in many other ways. There are recipes for “cold process” shrub and “hot process” shrub; we prefer the hot process in our shrub preparation.