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Orange Orange

Shrub is traditionally made using sweetened rum or brandy and citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons.  Serve as an aperitif either on its own or mixed with a splash of fresh orange juice.

Ingredients (to make about 1litre)

  • 250ml strained orange juice (Seville oranges are best)
  • 50ml strained lemon juice
  • 600ml Rum or Brandy
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 300g granulated sugar

Making your shrub

  1. Mix the juice, rum or brandy, and zest in a wide necked jar (I use a wide necked clipped top jar for the purpose). If mixing the alcohol and juice forms a gel don't worry this will disappear when we add the sugar.
  2. Store in a cool dark place for 2 weeks.
  3. Dissolve the sugar in 250ml water, and allow to cool, then add to the mixture.
  4. Strain the mixture using a sheet of musiln or jelly bag, and decant into sterilised bottles.  
  5. Seal the bottles and store in a cool dark place for several months.  
Phyl @ The Allotment Gardener

Lifelong gardener and allotment enthusiast. Now have 3 allotments!

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