Nothing beats the heat like a cool refreshing drink and this shrub is just that! A shrub is basically a fruit-based simple syrup with vinegar. The vinegar may seem strange but it really is the perfect addition. Add some of this shrub to club soda or your favorite cocktail.
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 Tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar (optional)
5 leaves fresh basil (optional)
Pour water and sugar into a medium saucepan. Simmer on medium heat until a light syrup forms.
Turn off heat and stir in strawberry spread until combined.
Strain the syrup to remove any strawberry bits.
Add vinegar and stir to combine. Once combined add the basil and pour into a container. Refrigerate and chill before using.