Slow Cooker Clementine-Mint Shrub

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Shrubs are becoming super trendy in the cocktail world. Make your own at home using everyone's favorite appliance -- the slow cooker!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Stand Time:
60 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 drinks (3 1/3 cups syrup)

Ingredients

  • 8 clementines

  • 2 limes

  • 1 ½ cup white wine vinegar

  • ¾ cup agave syrup

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves

  • Ice cubes

  • Club soda

Directions

  1. Remove eight 2-inch strips of zest from clementines; peel and separate fruit into sections. Remove four 2-inch strips of zest and squeeze 1/4 cup juice from limes. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine clementine zest and sections and lime zest and juice; mash slightly with a potato masher. Stir in the next three ingredients (through sugar).

  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Stir in mint. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner. Let stand, uncovered, 1 hour. Press mixture into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Cover and chill syrup 4 to 24 hours.

  3. For each drink, pour 3 tablespoons of the syrup into a rocks glass; add ice cubes. Slowly pour in 1/3 cup club soda; stir gently. If desired, serve with additional mint.

Alcoholic Variation

For an alcoholic variation, stir 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) light rum into each drink. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 145 calories

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
19g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Vitamin C 12.1mg 61%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 86mg 2%
Folate, total 11.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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