Cranberry Shrub

This cranberry drinking vinegar is a great way to spruce up your holiday drinks and cocktails. Add a bit of sparkling water, ginger beer, or tonic water for a non-alcoholic sipper. Or, add a splash of gin or vodka with a few ounces of your favorite sparkling water for a tangy cocktail. It's even delicious as a substitute for plain vinegar in your vinaigrette recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

  • 2 pods cardamom, crushed

  • 4 whole allspice berries, cracked

  • ¼ (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick


  1. Combine vinegar, water, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cranberries, cardamom pods, allspice berries, and cinnamon stick; bring to a boil. Stir and cover until cranberries begin to pop, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir again, being careful that cranberries do not burn you as they pop. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar has dissolved and cranberries have released their juice, about 10 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a container, seal, and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

41 Calories
11g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 41
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 6mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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