Sparkling rosé shrub


  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup raspberries or mixed berries
  • 60ml raspberry vinegar cordial concentrate or to taste
  • 1 cup cloudy apple juice
  • 2 cups rosé wine
  • 1 cup ginger beer (optional)
  • 2 cups mineral or soda water


Fruit punch, wine ‘cup’, shrub – call it what you will, this makes a refreshing addition to a party. Adjust quantities to your liking, and if you want an alcohol-free version, substitute wine with pomegranate or cranberry juice. If you don't want to make raspberry vinegar cordial from scratch, you can add a teaspoon of sugar dissolved in hot water to purchased raspberry vinegar.


Slice the orange and apple into wedges, discarding seeds and core, and slice each wedge across into triangular ‘chips’. Place in a jug with the berries, raspberry vinegar cordial, juice, wine and ginger beer (if not using ginger beer, substitute later with extra mineral water). Stir with the handle of a long spoon and allow to infuse for an hour or two. Add mineral water just before serving to preserve the sparkle.

This recipe appeared in the post [Am]bushed by shrubs on May 07, 2015.

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