peach purée + golden balsamic shrub

Sweet Peach Purée + Golden Balsamic Shrub by Salt+Fat+Whiskey

I know the memory of peach season is fading fast as the weeks fly. Summer is long gone now and the spindly limbed maples are dropping their flame-colored stars all around the city. While fall offers its own charms, I am so happy to have this preserved peach shrub, and Steven has been mixing up some tasty cocktails to celebrate.

Seriously, this is the most amazing deliciousness of a drinking vinegar I have made yet. The peaches were so juicy and sweet, that I changed up my usual technique to balance the flavor a bit more on the fruit side. Here’s how it went:


peach purée + golden balsamic shrub 

2 cups chopped fresh peaches

1.5 cups organic sugar

1.25 cups organic golden balsamic vinegar

Mix chopped peaches and sugar together in a jar and mash. Cap and allow the sugar to dissolve and draw out the peach juice for about 4 days in the refrigerator. Next pour the syrupy concoction into a blender and purée until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the vinegar and whiz in the blender until combined. Let the flavors meld for about a week in the fridge.

Now make this cocktail…

Peach Shrub Smash by Salt+Fat+Whiskey


peach shrub smash cocktail

2 oz good bourbon

1 oz peach shrub

juice of 1/2 a lime

ginger brew

Fill a shaker with fresh ice and pour in the bourbon, shrub, and lime juice. Shake and strain over an ice cube in a rocks glass. Top off the drink with bubbly ginger brew and enjoy.


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2 Thoughts on “peach purée + golden balsamic shrub

  1. I require one of these immediately.

  2. This sounds delicious. How long will peach shrub last?

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