Gourmet Recipes

Sage and Cranberry Shrub Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on 02 February 2016

Fat Tuesday is coming up and we have the perfect cocktail for you to serve as you “laissez les bon temps rouler”. This Sage and Cranberry Shrub is refreshing and not contrary to your fitness goals for the new year as it has just a little bit of sugar per serving.

This shrub, also known as “drinking vinegar,” is made with De Nigris Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains natural probiotics, and fresh cranberries which have many health benefits. If you enjoy a cocktail at the end of a long day, make your shrub with a mixture of club soda and vodka, or make a refreshing anytime drink with club soda only.

If you are struggling to add more water to do your daily habits, add a tablespoon or two of this Sage and Cranberry Shrub syrup to carbonated water to replace sodas.

ACV cocktail

Sage and Cranberry Shrub

1 pound fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons of water
1 cup pure cane sugar
1 cup De Nigris Apple Cider Vinegar
2 fresh sage leaves


  1. Place berries and water in a saucepan and cook on medium-low until the berries pop and become soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the cranberries in a quart jar and add sugar. Put a lid on the jar and shake well until well combined. cranberry collage
  3. Let the cranberry and sugar mixture sit for 5 hours. It will become a syrup.
  4. Add De Nigris Apple Cider Vinegar and sage leaves then cover and shake. Let sit for 24 hours, shaking occasionally. {insert ACV cocktail photo here}
  5. Strain out the solids and pour the syrup into a clean jar. Store in the refrigerator.
  6. Make a Sage and Cranberry Shrub cocktail by mixing 2 ounces of syrup with a cup of club soda and two ice cubes. Add 1 ounce of vodka for an adult version.


The Women Bloggers member Tiffany Selvey is passionate about fresh food, both in the garden and in the kitchen. She is an avid organic gardener and when she’s not elbow deep in soil, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their many rescue pets.