Strawberry-Peach (or Apricot) Shrub

Ingredients:
2 c. of your choice of Peach or Apricot White Balsamic
1 c. fresh strawberries coarsely chopped
8 c. chilled seltzer water or sparkling water (without sodium added)
Instructions:

In a one liter mason jar or container add the strawberries. Pour the balsamic over the fruit and allow to "infuse" for at least one hour or up to four hours under refrigeration. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the fruit infusion. Strain and keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to one month. To serve, add 1 - 2 tablespoons of infused drinking vinegar (shrub) depending on your preference for sweetness to 8 oz. of chilled sparkling water, Serve over ice if desired.

Note: A shrub is a drink made from vinegar and fruit along with other ingredients such as alcohol or sparkling water. Vinegar has a way of both infusing and pulling out the flavor from ingredients which are steeped in it. This maceration process is simple and delightfully tasty. It's also a healthy alternative to store bought sweetened drinks. With spring's abundance of produce imminent, use your imagination to create delightful combinations of seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, berries, and vinegar to make all manner of mixers and spritzers.

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