Adapted from a Saveur recipe. It is spicy, but the combination of heat and sweet fruit is ambrosial; use half the spices if you are nervous about the heat level. Save the macerated strawberries to use in smoothies, a sweet fruit salsa for topping ice cream or cake, or use it to make some jam (I put the drained pulp right back into the pan I use to cook the syrup, add a little water, Triple Sec, citrus juice, and cook it down until it's thick and sets when tested on a cold plate). Shrubs are old-time summer drinks made with vinegar, fruit juice, water, and sugar, incredibly refreshing with mild acidity and sweetness. This is NOT a canning recipe! NOTE: A shallow saucepan will evaporate more liquid, but this mixture will foam up and OVERFLOW a shallow pan when brought to a boil, so either keep right on top of it or use a deeper pan.