Dragon Fruit Shrub
Yield: 1 liter of shrub syrup
  • 2 cups chopped ripe fruit (I used 1 dragon fruit and 1 pear, and made up the rest of the volume with strawberries)
  • 2 cups (400 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • 2 cups (275ml) organic raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • Water (regular or carbonated/still or sparkling), for serving
  • Ice, for serving
  • Fresh pomegranate arils, for serving
  1. Add the fruit, sugar, and water to a large bowl. Mash the fruit with a fork or potato masher until it has a jam-like look.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer it to the fridge for 3 days, giving it a stir once or twice each day.
  3. After the third day, strain the fruit liquid through a cheesecloth-lined fine mesh sieve, squeezing to get all the liquid out. Discard the fruit pulp, or use it for something else (I don’t know, maybe stir it into yogurt or add it to a smoothie).
  4. Strain the fruit liquid a second time, and then (optionally) a third.
  5. Mix the apple cider vinegar with the strained fruit syrup and transfer the shrub to a sterilized container.
  6. Transfer the container to the fridge for 2 weeks.
  7. To serve, mix the shrub syrup with water (regular water or carbonated water for some fizz) to taste. I like to fill a 12 oz glass about ½ to ⅔ full of ice, then fill it about ¼ full with shrub syrup and ¾ full with carbonated water. Give it a little stir, sprinkle on some pomegranate arils, and get ready to be refreshed.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/dragon-fruit-shrub-and-a-game-of-thrones-tribute/