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Peach Shrub

Peach Shrub

adapted from A Thought for Food
Course Beverage


  • 1 cup peeled and chopped peaches I used an assortment of yellow and white
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar


  • Combine the peeled and chopped peaches with the sugar, cover, and let macerate for 24-36 hours, stirring periodically. (I let them sit in the fridge, but you can start with 1-2 hours out on the counter to accelerate the process.)
  • Add the vinegars, stir, mash the fruit a bit, cover, and let sit at room temperature for a few hours to be sure the remaining sugar dissolves, stirring periodically.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, mash the fruit some more, re-cover and place in the refrigerator for about a week, stirring twice a day.
  • Strain out the peach pieces over a clean jar, pushing down on them to release as much juice as possible. Discard the solids (or use as you see fit--they're basically pickled at this point).
  • Cover tightly and mark the date, so you don't forget. The shrub should be able to be stored in the refrigerator safely for several months.