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Peach-Lavender Shrub and the Dog Days of Summer

Chef Norbert
A shrub is almost never consumed by itself. Diluted, they are an amazingly refreshing summer drink
Prep Time 30 mins
Marinate Peaches 3 d
Total Time 3 d
Course Drinks
Cuisine English
Servings 20
Calories 123 kcal


  • 3 Lbs peaches slightly overripe
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp dried lavender
  • 2 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar


Prepare the peaches

  • Wash peaches, remove the pit and chop peaches into 1/2" pieces. Add the sugar and lavender, and stir to coat. Cover tightly and set aside in a dark, cool spot until the mixture is syrupy and the fruit is broken down for approximately 2 to 3 days.
    3 Lbs peaches, 5 tbsp dried lavender, 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar

Add apple cider to peace and strain

  • After 2 or 3 days, add the apple cider to the marinated peaches and mix well. Strain the peaches at least once through a cheesecloth or repeat as desired until the syrup shows no cloudiness. Pour into a sterilized glass bottle and store in the refrigerator.
    2 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

Mix with club soda or water and enjoy

  • Mix one part peach-lavender syrup with ten parts of water or club soda and add more syrup, if desired. Enjoy!


Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

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