Shrub Balsa-Mangue

Mango Balsamic Shrub

The word "shrub" comes from the Arabic word "sharab" which means "drink"! Delicious and versatile, it is made with water, sugar, fruit and vinegar. Although our recipe was made with mangoes, you can let your imagination run wild with any seasonal fruit.





  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. When the sugar is dissolved, add the mangoes and return to simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to simmer until the mangoes have softened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Leave to cool, then strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a large measuring cup, gently pressing down on the mangoes with a spoon to remove excess syrup. Pour into a glass bottle.
  5. Measure 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar into a 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough apple cider vinegar (about 15 tablespoons) to equal 1 cup of vinegar total.
  6. Add the vinegar to the syrup in the bottle and shake gently to combine. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  7. Pour about ¼ cup of syrup over ice and dilute with sparkling water to taste.

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