Harvest Drink (Molasses Shrub)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by mollypaul

A restorative, energizing summertime drink from the days before Gatorade and soda pop. These vinegar drinks are sometimes referred to as "shrubs". From the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947.

Top Review by Hajar Elizabeth

I adore 'shrubs' and that is what my grandmother called them. She made some with raspberry or strawberry strained puree but my favorite has always been Maple Shrub many old Mainers mademake this. I tried this one as I love molasses and it is absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!! If one wants to try the Maple Shrub simply sub. PURE maple syrup (they used to use the leftovers) and omit the ginger. THIS shrub is lovely, and spicy and I cannot rave enough about the molasses! I had never seen a Molasses Shrub before and I thank you for posting a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together in the order given.
  2. Serve chilled.

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