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Pomegranate Shrub

pomegranate Shrub

A shrub is a syrup usually made from fresh fruit, sugar and vinegar. The syrup is often mixed with alcohol (such as rum or vodka), water (flat or sparkling) and ice to make flavorful cocktails. You can create a delicious pomegranate shrub in seconds by using your homemade pomegranate vinegar.

This is a good Rosh Hashanah Simanim-charged shrub made with pomegranates as the fruit, apples from the vinegar and honey as the sweetener!

Make your own Pomegranate Vinegar with this recipe

*As a rule of thumb, lighter colored honey tends to be milder in taste.

  • Duration
  • Prep Time
  • 1 cupServings


  • 1/2 cup pomegranate vinegar (with the fruit still in)
  • 1/2 cup mild tasting honey*, preferably raw


Whisk together honey and pomegranate vinegar until completely mixed. 

Turn the shrub it into a family-friendly homemade soda by adding 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of pomegranate shrub to a glass filled with ice and seltzer (yes, you can add some alcohol, to taste for the grownups!). 

This shrub is also delicious as the base for vinaigrettes.