New York Shrub

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Indulge in the quintessential New York Shrub crafted by Yana Volfson, bar manager at Peels restaurant. Enjoy it virgin or spiked with spirits. Whether enjoyed solo or paired with your preferred liquor, the distinctive blend of flavors in this signature New York Shrub captivates the palate. Fear not the balsamic vinegar; it adds a refreshing tartness to this iconic New York Shrub. Ideal for any occasion, this vibrant New York Shrub promises a refreshing and impressive experience. Raise a glass to the incomparable flavor of New York Shrub !

New York Shrub

Prep time

5 min

Cook time







  • 1 ounce Traditional Balsamic
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Alcoholic version:

  • 1 ½ ounce Whiskey (we like Jack Daniels Honey)


Step 1

Make a simple syrup. Combine 1 cup water with 1 cup white sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Note: simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Step 2

To make cocktail, pour lemon, simple syrup, and balsamic (add whiskey for alcohol version) into a cocktail shaker or closed container. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.


Try Branch and Vines Maple or Dark Cherry Balsamic