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A simple delicious recipe for Rhubarb Shrub that can be used to make cocktails and mocktails. A great way to preserve the rhubarb growing in your garden! #shrub #rhubarb #rhubarbrecipes #mocktail | Feasting at Home

Rhubarb Shrub Recipe

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x
  • Category: preserved
  • Method: preserving
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple  shrub recipe using rhubarb or any other fruit. Delicious added to cocktails or sparkling water. An old way of preserving the essence and flavor of fruit!


Units Scale
  • 2 cups rhubarb stalks, diced into very small 1/4 inch pieces ( or use other fruit or berries)
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar (raw apple cider vinegar, or any other light varieties)


  1. Mix the rhubarb and granulated sugar in a small bowl, cover  and place in the fridge for 4-5 days, stirring every 12 hours.
  2. Strain the liquid, pressing down hard on solids.
  3. Mix the rhubarb syrup with vinegar and pour into a lidded jar and refrigerate.
  4. You can use it immediately, but after a week, the flavors will deepen, meld, and harmonize. Add to cocktails or sparkling water.


Storage: Shrubs can last years if refrigerated!

For more vibrant color use the reddest rhubarb stalks you can find, or add a few raspberries. 🙂  FYI Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, do not use those.

Use: Add to mineral water for a refreshing drink, or cocktails or mocktails.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 34
  • Sugar: 8.4 g
  • Sodium: 0.6 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg