Cranberry Orange Shrub

Cranberry Orange Shrub by

Scott Culpepper



  • 1½ cup fresh cranberries
  • 2⁄3 cup orange slices, segmented or sliced
  • 1½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Bring contents to a slow boil over medium-high heat, then reduce mixture to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir mixture periodically and gently muddle ingredients as it simmers to break down the cranberries and oranges.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool and remove the rosemary stems and cinnamon stick.
  5. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain mixture into a large glass jar. Use a large spoon to push the mixture through the strainer.
  6. Use the separated cranberries and orange remnants as a garnish for your beverages.
  7. Store the shrub in an airtight container or jar and keep for 3-4 weeks.