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.

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.

24 Responses to “Homemade Apple Shrub”

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — October 3, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Oh Gilmore Girls! I use to love that show. And I agree. Mom/Daughter being BFF’s is still the thing to do.
    I have never heard of shrub soI I am very intrigued! Looking forward to that cocktail!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 3, 2014 at 7:23 am

    hahaha I think we must have a lot of the same tv loves. I used to watch GG religiously. Knowing its on netflix now may be a mad thing 😉

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 3, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Oh man, definitely let the zoning out begin. Gilmore Girls is the best!

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — October 3, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Gilmore Girls on Netflix? I know what I am doing all weekend! Also, this sounds so interesting — I haven;t had anything like it before in a cocktail or otherwise.

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — October 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I’ve never heard of shrub before either! I’ve got to try this!!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — October 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I love Gilmore Girls too! I’ve never heard of shrub but this looks fantastic! Apple cider vinegar is so good for you!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — October 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Totally never heard of shrub before, but seems delicious! I think I need to watch Gilmore Girls!!

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    foodwanderings — October 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Only recently I learnt what’s shrub is & I like it! I had some real weird one with bell peppers and O ordered a second. Yikes! This one sounds delicious using seasonal apples.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I haven’t seen Gilmore girls in so long!! You make me want to watch it again LOL I agree about moms needing to be parents not friends! That drives me crazy. I haven’t heard of shrub before – intriguing!!

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — October 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I have never even caught so much as a glimmer of that show…I need to get on the band wagon! I hear so much about it, lol! This looks ah-mazeballs! I need to try it and can’t wait for the cocktail!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — October 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    A great idea for using all the apples from apple picking, we always pick too much!

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens — October 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I’m going apple picking tomorrow so I’ll be sure to try making this! Sounds deelish!

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    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — October 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I LOVE the Gilmore Girls! My mom and I actually have and have always had more of a BFF relationship but she would play the mom card when I needed it! We used to watch this together all the time! And this shrub looks perfect for fall!

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    Denise — October 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I am totally loving shrubs, and hadn’t thought of an apple one. YAY, so happy you did. Bet it would be great with a little whiskey!

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    Lana@NeverEnoughThyme — October 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Very interesting! I’ve never made a shrub before and now I’m excited to try it for myself.

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    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — October 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I’m familiar with Gilmore Girls, but it never really struck my fancy. This recipe on the other hand, has my attention!

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    Katya @ Little Broken — October 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

    What a great way to use up apples! We just picked 25+ lbs last weekend and I’m running out of ideas for them.

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    Joanne — October 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Apple shrubs + Gilmore girls binge = totally appropriate.

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    grace — October 6, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    i’ve never heard of this but it’s delightful!
    also, luke and lorelai forever. 🙂

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    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen — October 8, 2014 at 2:51 am

    This sounds so good, I love apple cider vinegar and have a little with every meal.

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — December 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve never made an apple shrub before.. this is definitely something delicious I need to make this holiday season!

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    Bobert Pickel — February 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Gilmore Girls is an awful show with horrible values and a poor message. Ugh! The recipe looks great thopugh.

    But really, why do people like GG? Lauren Graham’s face is a joke and I gag every time I see her. Disgusting!

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