Peach + Chamomile Shrub
Serves: about 4 cups shrub syrup
  • 4 cups very ripe Peaches (about 4 large peaches), pits removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Raw Honey
  • ⅓ cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ cup Boiling Hot Water
  • 3 tablespoons Dried Chamomile
  • Ice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Peach Slices, to garnish
  1. Place the nectarines, honey, and vinegar in a large jar or seal-able container. Mash the peaches and honey together using a muddler or wooden spoon. Cover with a lid. Place in the fridge and let sit for 2 days, shaking occasionally. After two days, pour the mixture into a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to strain out the fruit syrup (alternatively, you can blend the whole mixture and then strain it through a sieve to get the most fruit and flavor out of it). I prefer to blend the peaches with the liquid in a high speed blender - it gives the finished drink a nice body. If your blender does not completely puree the mixture to a very smooth consistency, you'll want to run it through a fine mesh sieve. Place syrup back in a container and refrigerate.
  2. Place the chamomile in a glass jar or heat-proof cup and pour the hot water over. Let the chamomile steep for 10 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the solids with a spoon to extract all of the concentrated flavor. Discard solids. *do not let tea steep for more than 10 minutes. Chamomile has a tendency to become bitter when steeped too long.
  3. Let the strong tea cool completely. Add to the peach syrup and stir to combine well.
  4. Mix 1 part syrup to 3 parts sparkling water and pour over ice. You may like more or less syrup, depending on your preferences
  5. Garnish glasses with peach slices, if you like.
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at