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Grapefruit Shrubs
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Grapefruit Shrub

This sparkling grapefruit shrub mocktail combines fresh grapefruit, apple cider vinegar, and sparkling water for a refreshing anytime beverage.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Shrub Steeping Time: 2 d
Total Time: 2 d 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider vinegar, grapefruit, mocktail, shrub, juice
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


Grapefruit Shrub:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • peel from one medium grapefruit
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit segments
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar*

Sparkling Grapefruit Shrub:

  • 1 oz grapefruit shrub
  • 5 oz sparkling water or club soda chilled


  • Place sugar in a large pitcher or mason jar. Add grapefruit peel and muddle together to release oils from peel. Add grapefruit segments and continue to muddle. Allow mixture to sit for 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Cover and let steep in the fridge for 2-4 days, depending on desired flavor profile. Strain out solids. Store syrup in the fridge until ready to use. 

Sparkling Grapefruit Shrub Mocktail:

  • Add 1 oz grapefruit shrub syrup to a serving glass filled with ice. Top with chilled sparkling water. Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired. Enjoy immediately.