A shrub is a beverage made from fruit, some sort of acid, and a sugar. They were popular in colonial America as a means of preserving fruit without refrigeration. The vinegar breaks down the fruit and the sugar sweetens everything up a bit. The result is a tangy, sweet, complex mixture that is very refreshing when mixed with soda water.
Summer is watermelon time. Since cutting up watermelons can be a pain if you don’t know what you are doing, here is how to do it:
I just tried this method and went from having a whole watermelon to cleaning the juice off the countertop in under 5 minutes.
I prefer gorging myself with watermelon for breakfast and dessert, but if you want something different, try adding feta, mint, lemon zest, and olive oil for a fantastic salad.