A sweet and tart summer elixir that preserves one of summers best fruits- peaches!
4 cups chopped peaches
1 sprig rosemary, chopped
1 cup honey
1/4 cup-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Add the chopped peaches and rosemary to a large clean jar. Pour the honey over the fruit and mash together. Let the fruit sit for 1-3 day in the fridge shaking daily.
After you have let the fruit sit, strain through a fine mesh sieve and add your apple cider vinegar, starting with 1/4 cup and adding more to taste. The apple cider vinegar will mellow out over time.
When you are ready to serve, top with soda water, chopped fresh peaches and a sprig of rosemary! Enjoy!
*The honey step can be left on the counter instead of the fridge however, it has been so hot here I thought it would be better to just leave it in the fridge.
**If you are using a jar with a metal lid use a piece of parchment between the lid and bottle. The apple cider vinegar reacts with the metal and it will turn black if you don’t.
***Use the measures as estimates and experiment with whatever fruit and herbs you have on hand!
Keywords: shrub, cocktail, mocktail, peach, rosemary, honey