Recipes and Cooking Watermelon Shrub The term "shrub" refers to two different things: a tart, fruity liquid you can sip straight up (a shrub starter) and a drink or cocktail made with the liquid. Enjoy it in our delicious watermelon-mint shrub cocktail. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 22, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 9 Yield: 2 1/4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup water ¼ cup sugar 2 cup coarsely chopped watermelon ½ cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lime juice Directions For sugar syrup, in a small saucepan combine the water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool. Meanwhile, place watermelon in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until liquefied. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Stir in sugar syrup, vinegar, and lime juice. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days. Stir before using. Watermelon-Mint Shrub Cocktail Add a fresh mint sprig to a cocktail shaker; crush against side with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Add 1/4 cup (2 oz.) Watermelon Shrub and 3 Tbsp. (1 1/2 oz.) rum. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) chilled club soda. If desired, serve with an additional mint sprig. Makes 1 (3/4-cup) drink.Per Serving : 131 calories, 0 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 8 g total sugar, 4% Vitamin A, 4% Vitamin C, 15 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 1% iron Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 35 Calories 8g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 9 Calories 35 % Daily Value * Sodium 2mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 8g Vitamin C 3.3mg 17% Calcium 4mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 45mg 1% Folate, total 1.2mcg *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.