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This homemade apple shrub is made using just freshly shaved apples, apple cider vinegar and sweet dark brown sugar. It’s the best way to welcome fall.

This homemade apple shrub is made using just freshly shaved apples, apple cider vinegar and sweet dark brown sugar. It's the best way to welcome fall.

In case you’re living under a rock you now know that Gilmore Girls is on Netflix. I never watched it when it was on tv so I’m super pumped to zone out and binge watch the whole show in 2 weeks.

So far I get that the ladies like to talk really fast, drink a lot of coffee and have the weirdest mom/daughter relationship in this history of ever. I feel like they have that they relationship that every mom wants to have with their daughter but in real life when you have that relationship with your daughter they walk all over you and give you attitude for just asking how their day went. Plus, what happened to the whole being a mom not a best friend thing?

Long rant short – I like the show but still think moms should be moms not BFF’s.

This homemade apple shrub is made using just freshly shaved apples, apple cider vinegar and sweet dark brown sugar. It's the best way to welcome fall.

Oh and one more thing about Gilmore Girls. I had no idea Melissa McCarthy was in this show! It was like a gift from the Gods when I turned on the show and saw her smiling face.

Now onto the shrub. I have been slowly starting to really enjoy vinegar. It has such a great flavor that I’m happy to drink the stuff straight or in a tasty cocktail. I have made a shrub cocktail before have never made my own shrub before. This version is made with apple and is perfect for any and all fall cocktails.

This post just gives you the shrub recipes BUT be on the lookout because next week I’m giving you a cocktail using the stuff.

This homemade apple shrub is made using just freshly shaved apples, apple cider vinegar and sweet dark brown sugar. It's the best way to welcome fall.

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Homemade Apple Shrub

This homemade apple shrub is made using just freshly shaved apples, apple cider vinegar and sweet dark brown sugar. It's the best way to welcome fall.

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes plus time to infuse

Ingredients:

  • 4 sweet apples
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar

Source: Slightly adapted from Food52

Directions:

Shred apples and pack into a quart mason jar.

In a measuring cup add apple cider vinegar and dark brown sugar. Whisk together until combined.

Pour over apples and screw on lid. Shake to combine.

Add jar to the refrigerator and after a week strain out the apples. Press them against the strainer to get all the juice.

Pour strained shrub into a clean mason jar and keep in the refrigerator.

Use for cocktails, drinking straight or adding flavor to seltzer water.

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