Raspberry Hibiscus Shrub
It’s a brand new year and many of us made New Year’s resolutions. All on one hand, of course! Not to be the New Years Resolution Police, but how are you getting on with your resolutions? Now’s the time to be honest with yourself. Whether your resolution is to eat healthier, drink less or exercise more, we all need healthy options for 2020.
This year I’ve decided to keep my resolution focused and attempt “Dry January” (meaning NO alcohol, save for kombucha!) as it seems like a healthy and achievable goal for me. With this goal comes the complementary challenge of having to come up with non-alcoholic mixed drinks — an exciting endeavor! I am focusing on fresh flavors and today’s raspberry hibiscus shrub is no exception. Mixed with mineral water and garnished with lime and rose petals, raspberry hibiscus shrub is rich in plant nutrients and antioxidants that help to support systemic wellness. It’s also guaranteed to quench your thirst.
Whether or not you’ve stuck to your resolutions, I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
In a medium saucepan over high heat, add the raspberries, hibiscus, rosebuds, vinegar, and sugar. Heat until the sugar is dissolved, 3-5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a large glass jar with a lid. Place in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, stirring once a day. Strain. To make a drink, mix 2 tbsp of shrub with 8 oz of mineral water. Serve over ice.
makes about 1 quart
- 12 oz bag of frozen raspberries
- ½ cup dried hibiscus
- 1/4 cup dried rosebuds
- 2 cups white balsamic vinegar
- 1¾ cups of organic cane sugar