2 cups Grapefruit, chopped into 8ths
2 cups Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
2 cups White granulated Sugar


Peel your grapefruit and remove the white pith.

 Chop each piece of fruit into 8th's, remove any seeds, and then gradually add to the blender, piece by piece until you have a liquid.

Measure the number of cups of liquid you have and then follow a similar procedure to making jam, however with shrub you add the wonderfully healthy Apple Cider Vinegar as well.

So in a large saucepan, to each cup of fruit add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of good quality Apple Cider Vinegar. Turn the fruit, sugar and vinegar together.

Place the saucepan on the stove, and bring the fruit mixture to the boil.

Strain through a fine meshed colander  into a large jug. You will then need to pour your shrub from the jug into other sterilised containers.

Bash the remainder of the fruit pulp in the strainer with a wooden spoon to remove all the liquid and strain extra liquid as well.

The fruit pulp left at the end  is also very tasty, but also very sweet. However at home you could enjoy some of it over ice cream or through yoghurt, in moderation. Waste not, want not.

 I am calling this Shrub and non-alcoholic cocktail, Summer Breeze, after one of my favourite songs with that title by Seals and Crofts.

See the curtains hangin' in the window, in the evenin' on a Friday night
A little light a-shinin' through the window, lets me know everything is alright
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind
For the complete words to Summer Breeze click here

Have you ever tried a Shrub and if you haven't do you think you would like to try it?
Have a relaxing and safe weekend everyone.

Best wishes


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