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Honey Grapefruit Shrub


Honey Grapefruit Shrub



Dawn McClung

Dawn McClung
Research and Development Chef
Piada Italian Street Food

Honey Grapefruit Shrub

Recipe courtesy of Dawn McClung
Sponsor: National Honey Board

Servings: 8


Honey-Shrub Syrup

  • 1-in chunk fresh ginger
  • 8 fl oz cider vinegar
  • 9 oz honey
  • 1 c fresh grapefruit juice (about 2 grapefruits)
  • ¼ c fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)


  • Ice
  • 2 fl oz Honey-Shrub Syrup
  • 1 c club soda
  • Grapefruit peel, for garnish


For the Honey-Shrub Syrup:

  1. Peel and thinly slice the ginger.
  2. Heat the ginger slices and vinegar in a small saucepan until the mixture begins to simmer at the edges of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat and add honey.
  4. Let it cool for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the juices, stir and pour into a heatproof glass container. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
  6. Strain the liquid, discarding the ginger.
  7. Pour into a glass jar and cover. Refrigerate for up to 2 months.

For the mocktail:

  1. Fill a 12-oz glass with ice.
  2. Pour the Honey-Shrub Syrup into the glass and top with the club soda.
  3. Stir to blend the syrup and soda, garnish with grapefruit peel and enjoy!


Project Management: Summit F&B



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