Strawberry Jam Shrub Cocktail


What to drink on Valentine’s Day, when you’re not drinking: Apple cider vinegar fruit shrub mocktails!


250g Strawberries (hulled and quartered)

200g Caster Sugar

200ml Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar

200ml Water

2 Thyme Sprigs


To make this delicious valentines day shrub cocktail

  1. In a saucepan pop in your sugar and water and stir on a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add in your strawberries and thyme sprigs and stir for a few minutes on a medium heat before bringing the heat down to a low simmer.
  3. Stir frequently until your strawberries start to become sticky, syrupy and jammy then add in your ACV and stir for a minute.
  1. Place a fine-mesh strainer/sieve with a muslin cloth over a bowl and pour in all the strawberries, thyme and liquid.
  2. Let everything drain on its own. Do not press the strawberries (as tempting as it is) through the strainer otherwise you’ll end up with the pulp in the syrup.
  3. Do not discard your pulp, keep it for popping on top of ice cream or spread on your toast. Very tasty!
  4. Pour your syrup into a glass jar (kilner is ideal) and store the shrub in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  5. To make your cocktail, simply place 2-3 tbsp of the syrup into a glass of your choice and fill with a good tonic water and sliced strawberries to compliment

This recipe was created by Katie Smith aka The Humble Pescetarian for Willys ACV