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Rhubarb Hibiscus Shrub

Today I’m sharing the recipe for this Rhubarb Hibiscus Shrub and talking all about what a shrub is and why it’s going to be my drink of the summer!

Course Drink


  • 1 cup vinegar (I suggest white wine or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 stalks of rhubarb (no leaves!) cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 hibiscus tea bags (or 2 Tbsp dried hibiscus leaves)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar and sugar and come to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and add in the rhubarb.

  2. Let simmer for 10 minutes or until the rhubarb has softened and is starting to break down. Turn off heat, add in the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.

  3. Strain out the rhubarb and tea bags through a fine mesh strainer so that only the syrup remains (discard the solids).

  4. Let the syrup cool completely and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

  5. When ready to drink, enjoy straight or add a few tablespoons to sparkling water or cocktails.