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Sparkling Spiced Blood Orange Shrub | Craving Something Healthy

Sparkling Spiced Blood Orange Shrub

Add a splash of this sweet drinking vinegar to a cocktail or mocktail for a refreshing burst of flavor! Adapted from Sunkist
Course beverages
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 35kcal


  • 4 medium blood oranges, segmented
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice powder available in the spice section


  • Combine the orange segments and sugar in a large measuring cup or bowl, and mash well with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Make sure any large pieces of fruit are broken up.
  • Add the vinegar, ginger and Chinese Five Spice powder and mix well. Pour the mixture to a container with a lid, and refrigerate overnight or up to a week.
  • Remove the mixture from the refrigerator, and strain the solids through a sieve or fine strainer. Press as much juice as possible out of the fruit. If desired, reserve the fruit pulp to use in baking or spoon it over yogurt or oatmeal.
  • Pour the strained liquid into a jar or bottle with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator. It should last for several months.
  • To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons to sparkling water and ice. Add vodka, run, or prosecco if desired.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg