This refreshing peach and lemongrass shub is the ideal mocktail base for a warm summer night. The sweetness of the peaches and maple syrup is complimented by the subtle citrus of the lemongrass and everything is tied together by a bold tang from the apple cider vinegar. Plus, shrubs (drinking vinegars) are great for the digestive system and the overall health of your gut.

Peach and Lemongrass Shrub [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 heaping cup diced peaches (2-3 peaches)
  • 2-3 stalks of lemongrass, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • sparkling water to serve


  1. Put the apple cider vinegar in a sauce pan and set it over medium heat to begin to warm it.
  2. Add the lemongrass to a clean, quart-sized jar, then bruise it with either a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the peaches and maple syrup. Mash them with the muddler until the fruit is broken down.
  4. Once the vinegar is beginning to produce steam, pour it over the fruit and syrup mixture. Allow the shrub to cool for 30 minutes, then place a lid on it, shake it a few times, and park it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours or longer if you have the time.
  5. When you are ready to use the shrub, strain out any of the fruit solids then discard or compost them. Mix the shrub in a 1:1 ratio with sparkling water to enjoy.


If you’d like to go from mocktail to cocktail, add a shot of gin.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 244| Carbs: 62g | Fat: 0g | Protein: g1 | Sodium: 60mg | Sugar: 56g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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