Tomato Basil Vinegar/Drinking Vinegar, called a “shrub”

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This is a refreshing way to enjoy a non alcoholic cocktail, especially in the warmer weather. Shrubs have been imbibed for centuries and are coming back around. fun to create and tasty to drink!


  • 1 pint white vinegar
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pint mason jar

Here’s How:

  1. Place washed whole cherry tomatoes in pint jar with fresh basil and fill with vinegar.
  2. Cover and let sit on the counter for 30-60 days.
  3. Strain liquid and use you would any vinegar; especially delicious in salad dressings.

Shrub or Drinking Vinegar Recipe:

  1. Place vinegar in small heavy sauce pan and bring to simmer.
  2. Add 1/2 -1 cup sugar, stir until dissolved and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour into bottles and use as seasoning for cooking, or drizzle vinegar into a glass of sparkling water and enjoy as a non-alcoholic cocktail.