You don’t have to ferment your own beverages to reap the benefits of probiotic drinks. In this easy shrub, active apple cider vinegar provides a bit of good bacterial culture as well as tartness to balance the sweet berries and sugar.
6oz.fresh raspberries, blueberries or blackberries, washed
1/2cupactive apple cider vinegar
ice and club soda, to serve
In a two-cup storage container with a lid, mash the berries with a wooden spoon. Stir in the sugar and vinegar, then cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the fruit, pressing with a spoon to extract all the liquids. Discard (or eat) the pulp.
Store the liquid in the refrigerator for up to a week, tightly covered. To serve, place two tablespoons of shrub in a glass, fill with ice, then add club soda to top it off. Stir and serve.
Serving idea: Skewer fresh berries and freeze to make a fun stir-stick that can be enjoyed with the drink.
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