Apple-Cardamom Shrub


Source Recipe by Martha Mack
Prep time48 hours
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time48 hours, 15 minutes


Dive right into the holiday season with this seasonal shrub recipe! Shrubs are a category of drinking vinegars, often infused with fruit, herbs, or spices. This recipe is from our DIY Holiday Shrubs & Simple Syrups class with Stonecutter Spirits led by Martha Mack, Beverage Program Director at Stonecutter Spirits.


apples (quartered)
1 cup
apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup
sugar, turbinado
1 tablespoon
cardamom seeds (lightly crushed)


Cover and leave in cool place for up to 2 days. After 2 days, place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl. Strain the mixture. Squeeze to remove any remaining liquid. Discard solids. Pour liquid into clean Mason jar or glass bottle. Shake well to combine. Keep refrigerated. Shrub will keep for up to 1 year.